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SANS NetWars: Building a Better InfoSec Pro with Gamification

  • Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 3:00 PM EDT (19:00:00 UTC)
  • Ed Skoudis, Josh Wright, and Jeff McJunkin
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Overview

Join Ed Skoudis (SANS Fellow), Joshua Wright (SANS Senior Instructor), and Jeff McJunkin (CounterHack NetWars Project) as they discuss how NetWars challenges are developed and how you can apply these challenge creation skills to your own work in information security. Tune-in for a lively and slightly geeky conversation of three witty, whimsical, and slightly off individuals talking frankly about how they make the NetWars challenges that have caused 1,000s of infosec professionals to rack their brains until that light bulb goes off and they score one more FLAG! Learn from their successes and failures and discover ways to think differently about the challenges you face daily in your career.

Speaker Bios

Ed Skoudis

Ed Skoudis is the founder of Counter Hack, an innovative organization that designs, builds, and operates popular infosec challenges and simulations including CyberCity, NetWars, Cyber Quests, and Cyber Foundations. As director of the CyberCity project, Ed oversees the development of missions which help train cyber warriors in how to defend the kinetic assets of a physical, miniaturized city. Ed's expertise includes hacker attacks and defenses, incident response, and malware analysis, with over fifteen years of experience in information security. Ed authored and regularly teaches the SANS courses on network penetration testing (Security 560) and incident response (Security 504), helping over three thousand information security professionals each year improve their skills and abilities to defend their networks. He has performed numerous security assessments; conducted exhaustive anti-virus, anti-spyware, Virtual Machine, and IPS research; and responded to computer attacks for clients in government, military, financial, high technology, healthcare, and other industries. Previously, Ed served as a security consultant with InGuardians, International Network Services (INS), Global Integrity, Predictive Systems, SAIC, and Bell Communications Research (Bellcore). Ed also blogs about command line tips and penetration testing.


Joshua Wright

Joshua Wright is a senior technical analyst with Counter Hack, a company devoted to the development of information security challenges for education, evaluation, and competition. Through his experiences as a penetration tester, Josh has worked with hundreds of organizations on attacking and defending mobile devices and wireless systems, ethically disclosing significant product and protocol security weaknesses to well-known organizations. As an open-source software advocate, Josh has conducted cutting-edge research resulting in several software tools that are commonly used to evaluate the security of widely deployed technology targeting WiFi, Bluetooth, and ZigBee wireless systems, smart grid deployments, and the Android and Apple iOS mobile device platforms. As the technical lead of the innovative CyberCity, Josh also oversees and manages the development of critical training and educational missions cyber warriors in the US military, government agencies, and critical infrastructure providers.

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