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Pen Test Austin 2020

Austin, TX | Mon, Apr 27, 2020 - Sat, May 2, 2020
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Pen Test Training Event of The Year!

Pen Test Training Event of The Year!

  • 12 course offerings designed to help you develop and hone your pen testing skills
  • Four nights of NetWars; Core and CyberCity
  • Coin-A-Palooza – the chance to earn up to FIVE SANS Pen Test Challenge Coins
  • Networking events with your information security peers and Bonus Night Talks

SANS returns to Austin for the most comprehensive

pen test training event of the year!

SANS Pen Test Austin is six days of in-depth, hands-on ethical hacking, penetration testing, and exploit development training for professionals who need to know how to find vulnerabilities within their organizations, understand risk, and prioritize resources based on potential real-world attacks.

“I'm getting insight and perspective on tools & techniques to manage asset and vulnerability data effectively. Fantastic!” - Andrew Bell,

“Great foundational training in pen testing and understanding all aspects of a test.” - Danny Boychuk, Citigroup

Who Should Attend?

This event isn't just for penetration testers or Red Team members; it is for any information security professional who wants to understand the mindset, tools, and techniques used by those who intrude where they don't belong. If you like to break things, put them back together, find out how they work, and mimic the actions of real-world bad guys—all the while providing real business value to your organization—this event is for you!

“Strategic planning, policies, leadership, and pen testing - these are all things I needed for my job.” - Paul Wheeler, Daytona State

“This is extremely valuable to me as a leader in security. I will now be able to detect and address pen testing activity more quickly and more accurately.” - Joshua Kopp, Healthfirst

What makes Pen Test Austin 2020 different from other events?

An Expansive Concentration of Pen Test Training – At no other event will you find this array of intensive pen testing courses across varying levels of experience and specialization.

“This week has been a great experience! [SEC460] has provided me with excellent documentation and technical processes knowledge to take home and immediately bring to my employer.” - Jason Mull, General Informatics

“My education and working as a SOC analyst has given me a great foundation but, no one has ever explicitly defined processes. SEC504 has filled in the gaps.” - Ryne Teague, The MITRE Corporation

"SEC660 is a mind-expanding course led by instructors with amazing knowledge and a passion for the subject matter." - James Holland, Palo Alto Networks

New Purple Team Course Offerings – Red teams and blue teams should be encouraged to work as a joint team, sharing insights beyond reporting, creating a strong feedback loop, and looking for detection and prevention controls that can be implemented for immediate improvement. Bring red and blue together to create purple team exercises.

“The methodologies in [SEC599] are imperative for industry success!” - Jayce Hill, Oracle

NetWars and Coin-A-Palooza – Test your mettle during three nights of Core NetWars, one night of CyberCity Missions and Coin-A-Palooza, where students can earn up to FIVE challenge coins for their NetWars performance.

Whether you’re Red Team or Blue Team, an information security leader at a large organization, a consultant looking to add pen testing/ethical hacking skills, or in the SOC, this special training event will challenge and broaden your skillset making yourself invaluable. We look forward to seeing you at SANS Pen Test Austin 2020!

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