Learn practical cyber security skills during SANS 2021 - Live Online. Choose from 30+ courses and three types of NetWars!

Tokyo Autumn 2019

Tokyo, Japan | Mon, Sep 30, 2019 - Sat, Oct 12, 2019
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style and SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling will be taught in Japanese using Japanese language course materials. All other courses will use English language course materials and be taught in English with simultaneous translation in Japanese.

NetWars: Cyber Defense

What is Cyber Defense NetWars?

The all-new Cyber Defense NetWars challenge is a defense-focused competition aimed at testing your ability to solve problems and secure your systems from compromise. Cyber Defense NetWars is a truly unique experience, and an opportunity to test your skills in Administration, Threat Hunting, Log Analysis, Packet Analysis, Cryptography, and much more.

Topics Include:

  • Windows Administration
  • Linux Administration
  • Packet Analysis
  • Network Security Monitoring
  • Continuous Security Monitoring
  • Logfile Analysis
  • Cryptography
  • Steganography

The SANS Cyber Defense NetWars Experience:

  • Consists of an interactive, Internet-based environment that tests a player's ability to secure systems and detect compromises
  • Is designed to be accessible to a broad level of player skill ranges
  • Is split into separate levels so players may quickly advance through earlier levels to the level of their expertise.

The entire challenge involves four levels:

Level 1 - Defending and Securing the wall
Level 2 - Defend against wildling attacks
Level 3 - Defending against undead attacks
Level 4 - Defending against the dreaded Night King

Who Should Attend:

  • Security Administrators
  • Enterprise Defenders
  • Architects
  • Network Engineers
  • Incident Responders
  • Security Operations Specialists
  • Security Analysts
  • Builders and Breakers

Laptop Requirements

  • CPU
    • <64-bit Intel i5/i7 2.0+ GHz processor
  • BIOS
    • Enabled "Intel-VT"
  • RAM
    • 16 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive Free Space
    • 40 GB Free space
  • Operating System
    • Latest version of Windows 10, macOS 10.15.x or later, or Linux that also can install and run VMware virtualization products described below.

  • Note: If you are running MacOS 11 (BigSur), you may run into issues preventing use of the VM in VMWare Fusion 12. For help, check out our BigSur-Fusion 12 guide.


    Course Syllabus
    Schedule Instructors
    Thu Oct 3rd, 2019
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Fri Oct 4th, 2019
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM