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SANS Announces Winners of First Japan NetWars Tournament at Tokyo Training Event

Immersive Capture the Flag Event Upped the Ante with Exciting and Complex New Challenges

  • Tokyo, Japan
  • July 17, 2017
(Pictured: Tim Medin - SANS instructor, Mr. Ruslan Sayfiev - Symantec Japan, Mr. Yumehisa Haga - NRI SecureTechnologies, Mr. Takanori Inazumi - NTT Communications, Ms. Momoko Aoyama and Mr. Taketo Ikeuchi (team) - Hitachi Solutions, Mr. Yuji Chiba - NRI SecureTechnologies)

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today announced the winners of its first Core NetWars Tournament in Japan. The tournament was held in conjunction with the SANS Cyber Defence Japan 2017 security training event held 10-15 July. The top three winners are invited to compete at the Tournament of Champions in Washington D.C. on 17-18 December. SANS Core NetWars Experience is a computer and network security challenge designed to test a participant's experience and skills in a safe environment.

The winners of the first Japan NetWars Tournament are:

  1. Mr. Ruslan Sayfiev - Symantec Japan
  2. Ms. Momoko Aoyama and Mr. Taketo Ikeuchi (team) - Hitachi Solutions
  3. Mr. Yumehisa Haga - NRI SecureTechnologies
  4. Mr. Yuji Chiba - NRI SecureTechnologies
  5. Mr. Takanori Inazumi - NTT Communications

According to SANS NetWars CyberCity Director and SANS Faculty Fellow Ed Skoudis, "It was our pleasure to run NetWars Tournament in Japan. The version we used in Tokyo Event was the latest 5.0. In this version, we have applied everything we've learned since creating NetWars more than eight years ago. We have taken the integration of late-breaking security vulnerabilities, cutting-edge technology, and story-telling via an immersive Capture the Flag event to the next level. Participants find it fun, fascinating, and most of all, really helpful in building cutting-edge skills to defend their systems. I believe all of the attendees enjoyed NetWars."

SANS Next Training Event and NetWars Tournament in Japan will be held 16-28 October, SANS Tokyo Autumn 2017. The Event will feature hands-on immersion style training for security professionals at every level. Included among the courses offered are SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling, SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations, SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensic Investigations, Incident Response and Threat Hunting, and more 5 Courses. Bonus evening sessions discussing some of today's most complex cyber security issues will round out the agenda.

For a complete list of courses, instructors and bonus evening sessions, or to register for SANS Tokyo Autumn 2017, please visit: www.sans.org/tokyo-autumn-2017

About SANS Institute

The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 50 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates employee qualifications via 30 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system--the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (https://www.sans.org)