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Pen Test HackFest 2020 - Live Online

Virtual, US Eastern | Mon, Nov 16 - Sat, Nov 21, 2020

Pen Test HackFest 2020

Pen Test HackFest 2020

  • Top hands-on pen test courses → COURSES
  • Bonus evening talks and workshops → AGENDA
  • Coin-A-Palooza returns! Students enrolled in courses at HackFest 2020 can earn up to FIVE Pen Test challenge coins while participating in NetWars

Featuring NEW Courses:
- SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling
- SEC588: Cloud Penetration Testing
- SEC699: Purple Team Tactics
- BETA - SEC552: Bug Bounties and Responsible Disclosure


Add new skills to your security arsenal by attending the most offensive Live Online training event of the year. Don't miss this chance to gain a fresh perspective, network with like-minded individuals, play NetWars, challenge yourself, and learn the skills you'll need to prepare your organization for the attacks coming its way.

Choose from closely aligned, immersive Pen Testing courses to expand your expertise. All SANS courses are taught by experienced practitioners, among the best cybersecurity instructors in the world. They’ll provide you with guidance and all the skills you need to defend your organization from ever-evolving threats.

Bonus Sessions:

  • Coin-A-Palooza Returns! - Students enrolled in courses at HackFest 2020 can earn up to FIVE Pen Test challenge coins while participating in NetWars. Please see details below to learn more.

  • Cloud Hacking Workshop - Learn the pitfalls and hazards of cloud architectures

  • Scavenger Hunt - Unlock the secrets of Ed Skoudis' Steampunk Office

  • Tech Tuesday - Hacking IoT: Fun with Firmware

Visit our HackFest Agenda Page to view and get registered for these evening bonus sessions!

Core NetWars Tournament

Coin-A-Palooza returns to HackFest! (November 19 & 20) - You read that right, if you've ever previously taken a SANS Pen Test course, this is your chance to earn Pen Test challenge coins, when participating in Core NetWars!

Students enrolled in courses at the Pen Test HackFest from November 16-21 can join us for the chance to earn up to FIVE Pen Test challenge coins. Course registrants will receive an email invitation, so keep your eye on your inbox!

Additionally, we’ve extended our free community cyber range schedule through the end of the year with new challenges available each month! Visit our blog for registration details and schedule.


What attendees say about their Pen Test HackFest experience

“If you haven't attended a SANS Summit, it's hard to understand the immense value. This is even truer for Pen Test Hackfest. If you show up and are open to new concepts, you can't help but leave better than you came in.” - Jason Nickola, DT

"Hackfest is like a homecoming for people who can't help but jiggle a lock, peek in a network cabinet, or try negative quantities in a shopping cart." - Chris Elgee, Counter Hack Challenges

"I saw my peers present topics and ideas I hadn't thought about before that really opened my mind." - Corey Belanger, Pulsar Security

"The knowledge and breadth of the speakers are well beyond many of the other events. The Summits by SANS bring together some of the best minds in security. I always learn new things to bring back to my team. It is money well spent." - Peter Kuzmiskas, Prudential