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Virginia Beach 2018

Virginia Beach, VA | Mon, Aug 20 - Fri, Aug 31, 2018
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

Due to a high demand for security training at SANS Virginia Beach 2018, courses will be held at both the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront and Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The hotels are less than a five minute walk from one another, and are accessible from both the Boardwalk and Atlantic Avenue. SEC503, SEC555, SEC573, SEC575, MGT514, and DEV540 will be hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

CORE NetWars Tournament

Laptop Requirements: A laptop capable of running a VMware virtual machine, with a DVD drive and connecting to an Ethernet network is required.

CORE NetWars Tournament participants receive 6 CPEs

CORE NetWars Tournament is a computer and network security challenge designed to test a participant's experience and skills in a safe environment. It is accessible to a broad level of player skill ranges and is split into separate levels so that advanced players may quickly move through earlier levels to the level of their expertise.

NetWars Levels:
  • Level 1 - Played on local Linux image without root
  • Level 2 - Played on local Linux image with root
  • Level 3 - Attack a DMZ
  • Level 4 - Pivot to intranet
  • Level 5 - Master of your domain... castle versus castle
Topics Include:
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Packet Analysis
  • Penetration Testing
  • System Hardening
  • Malware Analysis
  • Digital Forensics and Incident Response
Who Should Attend:
  • Security Professionals
  • System Administrators
  • Network Administrators
  • Ethical Hackers
  • Penetration Testers
  • Incident Handlers
  • Forensic Analysts
  • Security auditors
  • Vulnerability assessment personnel
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) staff members

"We were very impressed with SANS NetWars. The material is relevant and educational, and the tournament-style play is remarkably engaging. I really like the scoring system and scoreboard."
- Adam Tice, Lockheed Center for Cyber Security

"It was great to test my skills and to see where I needed more work. I had never participated in anything like that before, and am so glad I did."
- Sean Nixon, Morris Communications

Learn more about CORE NetWars Tournament here.

NetWars Tournament Gallery

Course Syllabus
Schedule Instructors
Thu Aug 23rd, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Fri Aug 24th, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wed Aug 29th, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thu Aug 30th, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM