2022 SANS Netwars International Services Cup
Time: May 16th 15:30-18:30 EDT & May 17th 15:30-18:30 EDT
Frequently Asked Questions
Elite military and government teams from each of the following nations have been invited to represent their country in the inaugural International Services Cup: US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Spain.
This event is by invitation only and all teams have been confirmed. The entire event will be virtual, including opening reception, the competition itself, and closing ceremonies.
Yes, SANS will hold a virtual welcome reception with Ed Skoudis and other special speakers before the tournament begins on ____day, from XX:XX — XX:XX EDT.
The team size limit is five eligible players.
The winning team will be honored by having their country and service branch information engraved on the brand new International Services Cup trophy. The engraved trophy will be sent to the location of the winning team’s choice for display. This will be a traveling trophy, therefore if a different team wins the International Services Cup in the following year, their information will be added, and the trophy will be shipped to them.
No. This event is free to invited and eligible teams.
Yes, SANS will hold a virtual Awards Ceremony with closing remarks directly following the completion of day two of the tournament, ____day, from XX:XX — XX:XX EDT
- US – Mike Martin firstname.lastname@example.org, USAF Daryl Gilbertson email@example.com, USA Eric Gladman firstname.lastname@example.org, and USMC/USCG - Dave Won email@example.com
- UK – Andy Woolhead firstname.lastname@example.org
- Canada – Andrea Hogan email@example.com
- Australia – Steven Armitage firstname.lastname@example.org
- New Zealand – Steven Armitage email@example.com
- Denmark – Oliver Dugdale firstname.lastname@example.org
- France – Axelle Saim email@example.com
- Netherlands – Jan-Pieter Spaans firstname.lastname@example.org
- Norway – Mike Bates email@example.com
- Belgium – Tony O'Keefe firstname.lastname@example.org
- Germany – Herbert Abben email@example.com
- Italy – Adam Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
- Spain – Ingrid Loren email@example.com
- Sweden – Rhys Palmer firstname.lastname@example.org
SANS instructors and TAs will be available on Slack throughout the tournament should any questions or issues arise. They can answer your questions in real-time.
Yes, you need to have your SANS account set up prior to the tournament. If you do not have an account yet, please sign up below.
Your SANS representative will email you with login details the week of the tournament.
You can play the tournament entirely within a browser or you can choose to download the virtual machine and run it with VMware.
Yes, the platform will be available 30 minutes prior to the published start time. If you experience issues with your connection at anytime during the tournament, SANS instructors and TAs will be available in Slack to assist you.
No, you can participate from anywhere, and you can play as a team even if you are not physically together. Your team connection will be online.
Yes, we will have Slack channels set up for you to communicate with everyone involved in the tournament, as well as private channels for you to communicate with your team, or with SANS instructors and TAs. Alternatively, teams can use their own communication mechanisms to collaborate if you’d prefer.