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SANS Institute to Host Pen Test Hackfest Summit and Training Event

Hackfest will Cover the Latest and Most Powerful Attacks including Hacking Drones and Attacking Critical Infrastructure

  • Bethesda, MD
  • October 7, 2015

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the SANS Pen Test Hackfest Summit and Training taking place November 16 - 23 in Alexandria, VA. While other hacker and pen test events cover interesting hacks, the SANS Pen Test Hackfest is focused on imparting skills attendees can directly apply to their organization's efforts to protect from potential cyber attackers. SANS will also host its popular NetWars and CyberCity challenges in conjunction with the event.

"At SANS Hackfest 2015, we've got mind-blowing speakers teaching cutting-edge techniques in pen testing, drone hacking, and world-class offensive techniques. Every security professional, from pen testers to cyber defenders to digital forensics analysts, stands to benefit from a deep understanding of these topics which will help make their organizations safer and more secure," said Ed Skoudis, Fellow and Pen Test Lead at SANS.

With two days of in-depth presentations followed by SANS' top-rated penetration testing courses, the SANS Pen Test Hackfest Training Event and Summit offers hands-on learning opportunities for even the most seasoned cyber security professional. Attendees will hear from top-rated, industry-leading experts who will share their best tips and advice. Included among those speaking at the event are:

  • Tom Liston, Warner Brothers
  • John Strand, Black Hills Information Security
  • Raphael Mudge, Founder & Principal, Strategic Cyber LLC
  • Ron Bowes, Security Engineer, Google

For additional information on SANS Pen Test Hackfest, including a complete list of speakers and instructors as well as course overviews, or to register, please visit:

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