Pen Test HackFest 2019

Add new skills to your security arsenal by attending the most offensive training event of the year. At Pen Test HackFest 2019, you'll enjoy two days of in-depth Summit talks, three nights of NetWars, one night of CyberCity missions, and a Summit field trip, all alongside top SANS Pen Test courses.

Last Chance for Best Offers of the Year

Get an iPad Air with Smart Keyboard or a Surface Go or Take $300 Off for one final week with OnDemand and vLive cybersecurity training. Train on your terms and get great tech and discounts for a limited time.

SEC617 OnDemand Now Available

The Wireless Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking 6-day course is designed to give students a comprehensive technical ability to understand, analyze, and defend various wireless technologies. Now you can take the course anytime, anywhere, through OnDemand.

SEC460 OnDemand Now Available for OnDemand

The Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment 6-day course is focused on equipping information security personnel with the tools needed to assess, manage and mitigate vulnerabilities. Now you can take it anytime, anywhere through OnDemand.

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