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NetWars: Cyber Defense NetWars


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

Hands-On Skills

  • Continuous Monitoring
  • Network Security Monitoring
  • Threat Hunting
  • Windows Administration
  • Linux Administration
  • Packet Analysis
  • Logfi le Analysis
  • Cryptography

For more information, please contact netwars@sans.org.

Upcoming Events
Event Location Dates
SANS Network Security 2019 Las Vegas, NV September 12, 2019 -
September 13, 2019
 
SANS Tokyo Autumn 2019 Tokyo, October 3, 2019 -
October 4, 2019
 
SANS San Diego 2019 San Diego, CA October 10, 2019 -
October 11, 2019
 
SIEM Summit & Training 2019 Chicago, IL October 12, 2019 -
October 13, 2019
 
SANS Sydney 2019 Sydney, November 14, 2019 -
November 15, 2019
 
SANS Security Operations London 2019 London, December 5, 2019 -
December 6, 2019
 
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2019 Washington, DC December 15, 2019 -
December 16, 2019
 
SANS Miami 2020 Miami, FL January 16, 2020 -
January 17, 2020
 
SANS Security East 2020 New Orleans, LA February 6, 2020 -
February 7, 2020