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Cyber Defense Initiative® 2019

Washington, DC | Tue, Dec 10 - Tue, Dec 17, 2019
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Tournament of Champions - 1 Tournament of Champions - 2 Tournament of Champions - 3

Special Events Featuring Core NetWars Tournament 6

The SANS Institute is proud to host two special Core NetWars Tournament 6 events this year at SANS Cyber Defense InitiativeŽ in Washington, DC.

Core NetWars Tournament Schedule

  • Sunday, December 15, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Monday, December 16, 6:30-9:30pm

Core NetWars Tournament of Champions

The SANS Core NetWars Tournament of Champions is an annual celebration of the top-scoring players that features the top five individual players and top teams from 2018 and 2019 competing head on.


A Champion's Reception for all invitees will be held on Sunday, December 15 from 4:30-6pm. The reception will enable guests to network with fellow champions, build a team, meet instructors, enjoy food and beverages, and receive this year's NetWars Tournament of Champions Polo Shirt.


For more information about the SANS Core NetWars Tournament of Champions please contact Chris Fleener at cfleener@sans.org.

NetWars Services Cup Championship

The annual SANS NetWars Services Cup Championship is a unique event tailored exclusively to members of the Department of Defense. SANS invites a five-member team from each of the military branches to represent their service: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard.

Services Cup Reception:

A reception and briefing for Services Cup teams will be held on Sunday, December 15 at 5 pm in the Cabinet Room.

Services Cup Award Ceremony:

Photo of Rear Admiral Mike Ryan

Rear Admiral Mike Ryan, Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command has been invited to present the trophies to the winners of the NetWars Tournament of Champions and the NetWars Services Cup Champions on Monday, December 16 at 9:30 pm in the International Ballroom.


For more information about the SANS NetWars Services Cup Championship, please contact:

We look forward to recognizing our Champions and dedicated service members in Washington, DC!

Please note that these special events are complimentary for invited guests. Guests who would like to add a SANS training course to their Tournament may visit the SANS Cyber Defense InitiativeŽ 2019 website to register. Invitees are responsible for their own lodging and travel expenses.

For more information on the latest version of Core NetWars, please visit Core NetWars Tournament 6.