Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training

Alexandria, VA | Mon, Nov 16 - Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Welcome to Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training

  • 7 Courses
  • 8 Instructors
  • 1 Discipline

SANS NetWars Tournament

Spend 3 evenings competing in NetWars to challenge your skills - open to novice to advance competitors! Embrace the Challenge!

SANS CyberCity

Join us for one special evening of team-based mission-oriented challenges in our 1:87 scale ICS/SCADA enabled model city! Don't miss this!

Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel

Located just steps from the King Street Metro, close to DCA, and a short distance to exciting DC attractions and historic sites.
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Pen Test Hackfest

Summit Dates: Nov 16 - Nov 17, 2015
SANS NetWars Tournament: Nov 16, 19, 22 2015
SANS NetWars CyberCity: Nov 21, 2015
Training Course Dates: Nov 18 - Nov 23, 2015

SANS Pen Test Hackfest Training Event and Summit is coming back to Washington DC, bigger and better than ever! The Hackfest is an ideal way to learn offensive techniques so you can better defend your environment. Whether you are a penetration tester, a forensics specialist, or defender, the techniques covered at the Hackfest represent the latest and most powerful attacks every organization needs to thwart.

Featuring top-rated, industry-leading experts sharing their best tips and advice, this must-attend event is focused on building your skills in providing super high-value in your work. Other hacker and pen test conferences cover interesting hacks, but only the SANS Pen Test Hackfest is focused on imparting skills you can directly apply to your next project.

With two days of in-depth presentations followed by your choice of SANS top-rated penetration testing courses, the SANS Pen Test Hackfest Training Event and Summit is the place to be in November in Washington DC. Our goal with this event is to blow your mind with exciting, hands-on learning opportunities.

As an added benefit, we'll also run an extended NetWars Tournament during the evenings at the event! These sessions will give you more time than ever with SANS awesome NetWars challenge series to even further build your skills in a fun, interactive, hands-on fashion.

Check out this list of all the great stuff at the SANS Pen Test Hackfest Training Event and Summit:

  • NetWars, NetWars, NetWars! This event will include THREE full evenings of NetWars challenges, increasing the amount of NetWars time over a traditional SANS Live Training Event. NetWars is an action-packed challenge environment where people can build their skills while having fun.
  • Internet of Things- Bonus Session Salon AB 7:15-9:15 Somewhere along the line product developers thought it would be a good idea to connect things like pet food dispensers and automated plant-watering devices to the Internet and smartphone apps. What could go wrong? We will have a collection of "things" for you to try and find vulnerabilities in. We will walk through an introduction of how to extract and analyze firmware, and the types of bugs that are most commonly found.
  • Coin-a-palooza: For participants who have taken a given SANS course, this event will offer the ability to catch up on the SANS Pen Test prize coins by participating in the three nights of NetWars challenges. If you've taken 504 in the past (but didn't win the coin), and make it from NetWars Level 1 into 2, you'll earn the 504 coin! If you make it into Level 3, you'll get your choice of a 542, 560, 561, 573 or 575 coin, provided you've taken the associated course sometime in the past. Make it into Level 4, and you'll get your choice of a 617, 642, or 660 coin if you've had those classes! Nail Level 5, and you'll get your 760 coin if you are an alum of that class. And, if you win NetWars, you'll get the NetWars coin. With Coin-a-palooza, you'll have an opportunity to win up to FIVE awesome challenge coins for your collection.
  • CyberCity: The SANS CyberCity project helps train cyber warriors that computer and network activities can have major kinetic impact on the real-world. With its power grid, traffic lights, and water reservoir included in a physical model city, participants access and gain control over these assets, preventing attackers from wreaking havoc. This event will include a full evening session of CyberCity missions. This is one of the few annual events where you have hands-on access to the physical city.
  • Summit: Two full-days of in-depth presentations chock full of cutting-edge penetration testing topics focused on helping you provide technical excellence and real business value in your vulnerability assessment and penetration testing work.
  • Training: 5-6 days of deep SANS training in real-world penetration techniques you can use immediately when you return to your job.
  • Super Secret Field Trip: Last year's field trip to the National Cryptologic Museum was incredible. This year, we've got even bigger plans for an awesome outing full of learning and networking! Wait 'til you see this!

Special Offers for All Attendees!
This offer reduces the Summit registration fee from $1,495 to $695 when purchased in conjunction with a full price 5-6 day course, a savings of $800! The discount is automatically applied when the Summit and a qualifying course are both selected during registration.