Final Day to Choose Your Favorite Special Offer with OnDemand Training

San Diego 2016

San Diego, CA | Sun, Oct 23 - Fri, Oct 28, 2016
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

SANS' Cyber Defense Challenge Contest

  • Thursday, October 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

SANS' Cyber Defense Challenge contest returns to San Diego. Daily challenges provide you with more chances to win and will increase in difficulty as the week progresses. The daily challenges are designed to be fun and test your knowledge of information security, packets, log analysis, cryptography, IPv4, IPv6, and much more. The challenge culminates with a live evening event on Thursday, October 27th and contestants will have to solve the final challenges in the allotted time. Two grand prizes will be awarded at the live event. Join us for this fun, exciting, and networking event.

Todd Beadle, one of the last year's winners, had this to say about the challenge- "The SANS Ultimate Cyber Defender competition was an exciting change of pace from other cyber challenges. Focusing on defense instead of attack, it revealed my strengths and weaknesses in those areas and lead me to pursue my GMON certification to shore up my security architecture knowledge. Overall it was a great experience, I would recommend it highly to any Blue Team members wanting to test their skills." Todd W. Beadle, Principal Security Architect, First Citizens Bank


Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

  • SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
  • Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
Sunday, October 23
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Bryan Simon Sunday, October 23rd, 8:00am - 8:30am Special Events
Actionable Detects: Blue Team Cyber Defense Tactics Seth Misenar Sunday, October 23rd, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, October 24
Session Speaker Time Type
Quality not Quantity: Continuous Monitoring's Deadliest Events Eric Conrad Monday, October 24th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Advancing the Security Agenda- Compelling Leadership to Support Security Doc Blackburn Monday, October 24th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, October 25
Session Speaker Time Type
How to Build a Cybersecurity Platform the Easy Way Keith Palmgren Tuesday, October 25th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, October 26
Session Speaker Time Type
Not a Single Dime! Just Say No To Ransomware Mick Douglas Wednesday, October 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, October 27
Session Speaker Time Type
SANS' Cyber Defense Challenge Contest Thursday, October 27th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Special Events