We're delighted to announce a new Twitter-based contest here with a fantastic prize. And, participating in this one is really easy. Check it out. On November 13 through 20, SANS will be running our second annual Pen Test Hackfest training eventin Washington DC. We throw everything we've got into this extra special event, including: Two … Continue reading SANS Pen Test Hackfest Twitter Contest
[Editor's Note: In this post, theunparalleledSeth Misenar tackles the question of whether it's OK for a security professional to walk the line between offense and defense, or whether someone should take the plunge on one of these two sides. He lays bare hisverysoul as he debates the options before us all.] By Seth Misenar I … Continue reading Security ADD - Offense, Defense, Or What?
[Editor's Note: SANS course on advanced pen testing (SEC660) teaches a lot of great, in-depth topics, including exploit development, network manipulation (NAC bypass, Scapy packet crafting, man-in-the-middle attacks, and more), and Python for pen testers with tons of hands-on exercises. The whole class culminates in a full-day, intense capture the flag event, where the winners … Continue reading Mission Impossible? Thwarting Cheating in an Advanced Pen Test Class CtF: The SANS SEC660 Experience
by Ed Skoudis Are ya going to DEF CON? Thousands of hackers, infosec pros, security researchers, curious newbies, reporters, and countless others will. I've had the honor of attending the world's biggest hacker conference for 13 of the past 14 years (I missed in 2011 because my wife needed big-time surgery'' she's doing great now, … Continue reading Getting the Most Out of DEF CON: Some Tips for First Timers