You have qualified to participate in the 2021 SANS Core NetWars Tournament of Champions.

As a top-scoring participant of a Core NetWars Tournament in 2020 or 2021, you are invited to now go head-to-head with your fellow champions in this annual challenge. Core NetWars Tournament of Champions trophies are coveted acknowledgments of your superior hands-on cyber security capabilities – don’t miss this chance to claim yours!

The Core NetWars Tournament of Champions will take place online during the SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® training event, which is being delivered Live Online and In-Person this year. The challenge will run for two consecutive days: December 16 & 17, 2021.

To participate in the tournament, please register no later than November 30.

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Here is the 2021 Core NetWars Tournament of Champions schedule:

  • Virtual Opening Reception
    • Thursday, December 16, 6:00-6:30PM EST (UTC - 5)
  • Tournament

SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2021

This special event is complimentary for invited guests, and the Tournament itself will be hosted online in conjunction with SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2021. You may choose to participate Live Online or In-Person. If you prefer to participate in a group setting, you are welcome to join us In-Person at the Washington Hilton.

Whether attending In-Person or Live Online, you will be able to fully participate, have access to real-time support and interactive chat features, and receive your prizes.

After your registration is processed, you will receive a separate email from SANS with a link to provide your shipping information and indicate whether you plan to attend In-Person or Live Online. You will receive this email by November 30th so you can provide your information before the championship.

Please see the FAQ for further details.

Level 5 Reading List

Here is the recommended reading list for our all-new Level 5 challenges! We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the broad topics covered in these articles to prepare yourself for the deep technical challenges that you will be facing.

We are so excited to have you join us for this prestigious event!