Rocky Mountain HackFest Summit & Training

Denver, CO | June 1-8
We're bringing the most offensive training event of the year to Denver! At Rocky Mountain HackFest 2020, you'll enjoy two days of in-depth Summit talks, NetWars, and a Summit night out, all alongside world-class SANS courses taught by our top Pen Test course authors and instructors.

Limited Time Special Offer

SANS Institute's professional, online information security training platforms OnDemand and vLive allow you to complete world-renowned courses anywhere, at any time. Get a 10.2" iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab A or Take $250 off with OnDemand or vLive training for a limited time!


In-Depth, Hands-On InfoSec Skills
SANS NetWars is a suite of hands-on, interactive learning scenarios that enable information security professionals to develop and master the real-world, in-depth skills they need to excel in their field.

White Board: Command Line Kung Fu

Download a PDF of the SANS Pen Test Poster, "White Board of Awesome Command Line Kung Fu" - command line tips for Python, Bash, PowerShell, and CMD.exe that can help you on future penetration testing engagements.

Pivots & Payloads Board Game

Download a PDF of the SANS Pen Test Poster, "Pivots & Payloads Board Game" – methodologies, tactics, and tools with many possible setbacks that defenders can utilize to hinder forward progress for a pen tester or attacker.
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Mission Statement

To give Security Professionals the tools and expertise they need to conduct high-value penetration testing focused on discovering and exploiting vulnerabilities to determine and reduce business risk. Read More

Community Resources

The SANS Computer Security Community offers information security professionals an opportunity to learn, discuss, and share current developments in the field. It also provides information regarding security training, certification, and events. Read More

What is High-Value Penetration Testing and Why Is It Important?

A high-value penetration test has several aspects. Read More

Author Statement - Ed Skoudis

"Successful penetration testers don't just throw a bunch of hacks against an organization and regurgitate the output of their tools. Instead, they need to understand how these tools work in-depth, and conduct their test in a careful, professional manner. This course explains the inner workings of numerous tools and their use in effective network penetration testing and ethical hacking projects." Read More