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Pen Test HackFest 2019

Bethesda, MD | Mon, Nov 18 - Mon, Nov 25, 2019
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What Attendees Say About Their HackFest Summit Experience


"Summits are a great way to meet and talk to the trail blazers; the individuals who each in their own way help shine light for the rest of the community." - Michael Decker, ViaSat, Inc.

"Great learning opportunity for attendees. Great speaches by very expert professionals." - Faris Almathami, THIQAH Business Services

"Nowhere else do you get direct access to so many legends in the field and a curated talk list that is so relevant and thought provoking." - Derek Rook, Gaiki

"Incredible opportunity to learn from individuals who know what they are teaching." - Andrew H., Federal Government Military

"Great speakers and talks- really relevant and cool stuff happening here." - Mike Wu, Citigroup

"Once again, SANS HackFest delivered on providing a forum with quality content, presented by leading industry experts in the fields of both offensive pen testing and defense cybersecurity. The Summit continues to be a platform for cyber practitioners to learn cutting-edge techniques and trends that will shape the security landscape both now and for the forseeable future." - Dave Odum, Bechtel

Summit Attendees

"I have never met so many brilliant people in my life and I am humbled to be able to be here." - Windy Elliot, ManTech

"The relevance and knowledge of the speakers are second to none." - Joseph Kulp, Global Payments

"This was an incredible opportunity to learn information from individuals who know what they are teaching." - Andrew "Kyle" Hood, U.S. District Court/US Marine Corps

"I've wanted to come to Hackfest since I heard about it the first time. The combination of speakers, three days of NetWars, Coin-a-Palooza, and SANS classes intrigued me. Hackfest has lived up to an exceeded my expectations." – Anonymous

"As a passionate, aspiring pen tester, I saw that SANS Hackfest was happening and I took the chance. Best decision ever. Definitely a dream come true." - Vivian Choe, University of Maryland

"This event covered several points of interest from Pen Test to ICS/SCADA to physical security. It gave me a lot of bang for the buck and I was able to justify the cost to my company." - Michael Davis, Securian

"The speakers aren't just talking heads, but are genuinely engaging and the talks were content-dense and concise." - George Perez, Anonymous

Summit Attendees

"I always come away from classes and summits with a ton of new things to read, research and play with that make me a better security professional." - Daniel Bougere, Securian

"The quality of material I've received at other SANS events drew me in. The trainings offered and the topics discussed made me certain it was the right choice. I was looking for an option that would allow me to learn new things and improve my skills. Hackfest was it." - Raymond R. Rogan-Quinones, Dell/EMC Corporation

"Hackfest always provides quality content presented by leading industry experts in both the field of offensive pen testing and cyber defense. It is a fantastic forum to network with peers and learn cutting edge techniques and trends that will shape the security landscape both now and for the forseeable future." - Dave Odom, Bechtel/NNL

"SANS HackFest is stellar!" - Jeff Sass, Adobe

"I really liked the diversity of topics!" - Brad Beltman, Secureworks

"Fantastic conference. Just stellar!" - Jeff Sass, Adobe

"If you haven't attended a SANS Summit, it's hard to understand the immense value. This is even more true for the Pen Test HackFest." - Jason Nickola, DTS

"Great presentations! Well worth my time. Thank you." - Allen Jeng, Adobe