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Security West 2018

San Diego, CA | Fri, May 11 - Fri, May 18, 2018
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

Due to high demand for Security training at SANS Security West 2018, the following courses will take place at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina: SEC503, SEC505, SEC542, MGT414, MGT512, and MGT517. The hotel neighbors the Manchester Grand Hyatt and is accessible from both Harbor Drive and the Bayfront. Courseware Distribution and Event Check-In for these six courses will take place at the Marriott Marquis San Diego on: Thursday, May 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, May 11 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Badge and Courseware Distribution for these classes will only be available at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. We are hosting the "Welcome to SANS Talk" on the morning of Friday, May 11 at each venue but all additional SANS@Night presentations will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Please check the schedule tab for the bonus sessions. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

CORE NetWars Tournament

Laptop Requirements: A laptop capable of running a VMware virtual machine, with a DVD drive and connecting to an Ethernet network is required.

CORE NetWars Tournament participants receive 6 CPEs

CORE NetWars Tournament is a computer and network security challenge designed to test a participant's experience and skills in a safe environment. It is accessible to a broad level of player skill ranges and is split into separate levels so that advanced players may quickly move through earlier levels to the level of their expertise.

NetWars Levels:
  • Level 1 - Played on local Linux image without root
  • Level 2 - Played on local Linux image with root
  • Level 3 - Attack a DMZ
  • Level 4 - Pivot to intranet
  • Level 5 - Master of your domain... castle versus castle
Topics Include:
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Packet Analysis
  • Penetration Testing
  • System Hardening
  • Malware Analysis
  • Digital Forensics and Incident Response
Who Should Attend:
  • Security Professionals
  • System Administrators
  • Network Administrators
  • Ethical Hackers
  • Penetration Testers
  • Incident Handlers
  • Forensic Analysts
  • Security auditors
  • Vulnerability assessment personnel
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) staff members

"We were very impressed with SANS NetWars. The material is relevant and educational, and the tournament-style play is remarkably engaging. I really like the scoring system and scoreboard."
- Adam Tice, Lockheed Center for Cyber Security

"It was great to test my skills and to see where I needed more work. I had never participated in anything like that before, and am so glad I did."
- Sean Nixon, Morris Communications

Learn more about CORE NetWars Tournament here.

NetWars Tournament Gallery

Course Syllabus
Schedule Instructors
Mon May 14th, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tue May 15th, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM