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HackFest & Ranges Summit - Live Online

Virtual, US Mountain | Thu, Jun 4 - Sat, Jun 13, 2020

In response to the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've made the decision to convert this training event into a Live Online event.

The Pen Test HackFest & Cyber Ranges Summit will take place online Thursday, June 4 and Friday, June 5 . The two-day Summit will include live-streamed expert talks, Q&A sessions, and virtual networking opportunities.

The courses below will take place online beginning on Monday, June 8, using software to stream live instructors to all registered students during the scheduled classroom hours. (Mountain Time) This alternate training format will allow us to deliver the cybersecurity training you expect while keeping you, our staff, and our instructors as safe as possible.

Your registration for a Live Online course includes electronically delivered courseware, live streaming instruction by a SANS instructor, course labs, and four months of online access to course recordings.

Pen Test HackFest & Cyber Ranges Summit & Training

Pen Test HackFest & Cyber Ranges Summit & Training

We are opening this virtual Summit (June 4-5) up to the community! Register now for FREE. (Yes — you read that right!)

  • HackFest Track (June 4-5): Two days of offense-focused Summit talksView Talks
  • Ranges Track (June 5): Talks focused on cyber ranges and challenges View Talks and Panels
  • SANS Cyber Ranges: Compete in NetWars & Jupiter Rockets
  • Enhance your Summit experience with a SANS pen test course (June 8-13)View Courses

Summit: June 4-5 | Training: June 8-13 | Chairs: Moses Frost, Jorge Orchilles, Stephen Sims, Ed Skoudis

At Pen Test HackFest & Cyber Ranges Summit, you'll enjoy two tracks of live-streamed Summit talks, explore a variety of cyber ranges and CtFs, and connect with the world’s leading cybersecurity practitioners. Following the Summit, SANS will host its most popular Live Online Pen Test courses.

Summit Tracks

HackFest Track

HackFest Summit presentations are curated by our Summit chairs and are designed around a central offensive security theme, providing you with cutting-edge insight and skills to dramatically improve your organization's defenses.

Cyber Ranges Track

This track will include a full day of thought-provoking and practical talks focused on how organizations and practitioners can make the most out of these invaluable hands-on training environments.

Cyber Ranges and CtFs

Cybersecurity professionals need hands-on, realistic training to remain sharp and proficient. Over two days, you’ll have the opportunity to explore a variety of ranges and CtFs while competing with cybersecurity practitioners from around the world.

Global Cyber Range Competition

The top 400 scorers of Mini NetWars Mission 3 will participate in this prestigious and exciting competition. We’re bringing the best in the world together to compete in the SANS Jupiter Rockets Cyber Range. The Global Cyber Range Competition awards will be held at the conclusion of the Cyber Ranges Summit track on June 5.

All attendees are eligible to participate in the below Cyber Ranges and Challenges. Leading up to the Summit.

*Registration for these CtFs opens Tuesday, June 2 at 9:00 a.m. MDT.

  • SANS NetWars - June 4-5 - 5:30-9:30 p.m. MDT (both days): The Summit will include two evenings of SANS NetWars challenges. NetWars is an action-packed challenge environment where participants can build their skills while having fun!
  • SANS Jupiter Rockets CtF - Continuous from 10:30 a.m. on June 4 until 4:00 p.m. MDT on June 5: Match your skills against other attendees in a vast real-world style challenge where you’re authorized to pen test all systems of a fictional company within a given scope and by established rules of engagement. You’ll be able to enter a realistic pen test against public web servers, email, FTP, all internal systems and development networks.
  • BootUp CtF - Continuous from 10:30 a.m. on June 4 until 4:00 p.m. MDT on June 5: Not quite ready for NetWars or Jupiter Rockets? Master essential cybersecurity skills with the BootUp CtF.
NetWars and Jupiter Rockets

Network with your peers and make invaluable connections

In addition to two days of in-depth talks and hands-on range competitions, the Summit gives you the opportunity to network with fellow attendees throughout the event via virtual chat platforms. Attendees tell us time and again that one of the greatest takeaways from a Summit is the many industry connections they forge or deepen during their time with us. In this case, you’ll make those connections virtually!

Boost your expertise by bundling your Summit experience with a SANS course.

After the two-day Live Online Summit, choose from a number of hands-on SANS Penetration Testing courses to help you expand your information security expertise. SANS courses are taught by experienced practitioners who are among the best cybersecurity instructors in the world. They will provide you with the guidance and skills you need to protect your organization and advance your career.