SANS CTF Winners

SANS CTF Winners

Coinage: The SANS Pen Testing Coins Backstory

[Editor's Note: Some things I work on are the result of ten, thirty, or one-hundred minutes of effort. Others are the result of six months or a year of work (such as my office tour). This blog is the result of over a year's work by not only me, but also John Strand, Josh Wright, Kevin Johnson, Steve Sims, and many others).

In each of the seven SANS Penetration Testing Curriculum courses, Day 6 is a Capture the Flag (CtF) event, allowing students to pull together their experiences from the previous five days into a full-day exercise that models real-world penetration test activities. For about a year now, we've been rolling out course-specific CtF challenge coins as a prize for the noteworthy accomplishment of coming in the Top five winners in each class. But, only a few people know the backstory of the SANS Pen Test Curriculum coins... until now. You see, there is a cipher embedded in each coin, and here's the story of how that came to be.


504 Capture the Flag Winners U.S. Army Spring 2012

Congratulations to the U.S. Army Spring 2012 Winners of 504 CtF!

Instructor: Ed Skoudis

Joseph Villani

Lawrence Nunn

David Raymond


504 Capture the Flag Winners from SANS Orlando 2012

Congratulations to the 504 CtF Winners from SANS Orlando!

George Gaisey

Brian Brannigan

Nicholas Capalbo