SANS Penetration Testing: Category - Challenges

SANS Orlando 2015 Brochure Challenge Answers and Winner

By Mark Baggett Hello Security Pros! Many of you have noticed that SANS has included a challenge in this year's brochure for the Orlando conference. We had 79 people submit correct answers to the puzzle. From those names, we chose one name as the grand prize winner and that grand prize winner will receive four … Continue reading SANS Orlando 2015 Brochure Challenge Answers and Winner


SANS 2015 Shmoo Challenge Winners and Official Answer

by Jeff McJunkin Greetings! Those of you who attended ShmooCon this year may have noticed a challenge from SANS included in your Shmoo bags. If you didn't attend and you want to walk through the challenge yourself for some fun, I'd recommend you look at the challenge description and avoid reading the official write-up at … Continue reading SANS 2015 Shmoo Challenge Winners and Official Answer


2014 SANS Holiday Hack Winners and Official Answers

[Editor's Note: Every year for eleven seasons now, SANS creates a Holiday Hack challenge for you to build your skills with real-world infosec tools and techniques, all the while having some good holiday-inspired fun, for everyone to participate in, no charge at all. If you haven't checked out our most recent SANS Holiday Hack Challenge, … Continue reading 2014 SANS Holiday Hack Winners and Official Answers


Using Built-Ins to Explore a REALLY Restricted Shell

By Ed Skoudis and Josh Wright Josh Wright and I were working on a project recently which involved a target machine with a really restricted shell environment. I'm not talking about a mere rbash with some limits on the executables we could access, but instead a shell so restricted we could not run any binaries … Continue reading Using Built-Ins to Explore a REALLY Restricted Shell


Winner and Official Answer to 2014 SANS Network Security Brochure Challenge

By Jeff McJunkin Ladies. Gentlemen. Tim Medin. May I have your attention please? I'm excited to say that the time to select our SANS Brochure Challenge winners has come! If you'll remember, we started this challenge back in late July and we did something very new - we made the challenge start from within the … Continue reading Winner and Official Answer to 2014 SANS Network Security Brochure Challenge