Course #510-12-VBVA-1

SANS NetWars

Dates: May-16-2012 - May-17-2012


Virginia Beach Conventon Center,

Virginia Beach, VA

May 16th 2-5 pm
May 17th 8-12 am


$499 Government AFCEA Member
        Government Non Member
        Non-Government AFCEA Member
        Non-Government Non Member

Note: Participants should bring a laptop to the event. Students completing NetWars qualify for up to 12 SANS CMUs, as part of the SANS GIAC certification renewal program. Please see for more info.

Course Description:


NetWars is a computer and network security challenge that will test your experience and skills in a controlled environment while having fun with your fellow security professionals. Each player must find hidden keys within a special image downloaded from the Internet. Using these keys players will enter an online environment where knowledge of security vulnerabilities and their exploits can be turned into points. The scoreboard is public so players and spectators can keep track of the score. The first place winner will receive an iPad; the second place winner will receive a Kindle Fire; and the third place winner will receive a signed copy of Joe Rochefort's War by Elliot Carlson and the Pwn Plug.

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Please return to our site to register as SANS has given AFCEA a 50% discount for participation in the NetWars session at Joint Warfighting.