Pen Test HackFest Summit & Training

Nov 12 - 19 | DC
  • 2 days of offense-focused Summit talks
  • 8 hands-on pen test courses
  • 3 nights of NetWars and Coin-A-Palooza


    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.

    Limited Time Special Offer

    Get an iPad Mini or Microsoft Surface Go or SAVE $300 with any SANS Online Training Course when you register by October 3!

    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.

    Blueprint: Building A Better Pen Tester

    Download a PDF of the BRAND NEW SANS Pen Test Poster, "Blueprint: Building A Better Pen Tester" - filled with 42 useful tips for becoming a better penetration tester.
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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

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