Hacker Mindset: SANS NetWars & Tools of the Trade

In my ongoing blog series “Hacker Mindset,” I’ll explore an attacker’s assumptions, methods and theory, including how information security professionals can apply this knowledge to increase cyber-vigilance on the systems and networks they steward.In this article, I share my thoughts on NetWars – a live interactive Capture the Flag training exercise at SANS Rocky Mountain 2016. NetWars is an excellent way to arm your team with knowledge of offensive tools employed by hackers.Earlier this month, I had an incredible opportunity to facilitate Rocky Mountain SANS 2016 with a small group of other volunteers and SANS staff. The SANS Institute specializes in information security courses and certifications, cybersecurity Master’s degrees and end-user awareness training.Focusing on the proficiency of candidates through a wide range of programs, such as security administration, forensics, incident response, audit and management, SANS is an excellent way to keep your skills cutting edge.The SANS NetWars tournament took place three hours a night over two days, featuring training situations simulating vulnerability hunting, malware discovery, memory and disk forensics, as well as other network defense and penetration methods.

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