Free Online CTFs and Expert Night Talks for Entire Information Security Community Staged by SANS
SANS Institute, an international leader in cyber security training and certifications, is offering a series of free online cybersecurity activities open to all members of the information security community. This is the latest is a series of free offerings from SANS to assist support cyber security experts through the present-day Coronavirus outbreak.
Last week SANS released a free “Securely Working from Home” Deployment Kit and “Secure Your Kids Online” Resource Kit in response to the quick transition to remote working and learning throughout the world. Now SANS has put together a completely free set of SANS @Mic evening talks, delivered by SANS’ expert instructors. Further, SANS is hosting a series of Mini Netwars(capture the flag) events to offer constant learning and hands-on training for everyone in the community.
SANS Fellow, Ed Skoudis, stated that, “SANS has always offered free resources to help the information security community. In the course of these unprecedented times where, social distancing is the essential norm and cyber attackers are increasing their activities, it is more essential than ever to find ways of engaging and helping our community. As a result, we have put together what we hope will be a really fun series of expert talks and Mini Netwars events that will run over the coming weeks and months. We are thankful for this community and are delighted to be able to give something back.”
The SANS@Mic talks will run every Monday and Wednesday, twice a day for different time zones until at least June 2020 and will last nearly 60 minutes. Devised and delivered by a SANS panel of industry-expert instructors, the talks will cover the hottest cyber security topics and will be recorded and archived for those who missed them.
The Mini Netwars events will last up to three hours and will run every other week for the whole community. Mini Netwars Mission 1 will run 2-3 April and Mission 2 on 23-24 April. Missions 3 and 4 will follow. Each mission will feature brand new content and challenges from a broad range of cyber security skillsets, which includes offense, defense, analysis, and much more, all wrapped up in a whimsical theme. Additionally, on 16 April there will be a NetWars Capstone event, where participants will simulate a penetration test. All these events will run until 31 May and will be open to the public, not just SANS students.
Currently scheduled SANS@Mic talks can be found on the upcoming webcasts page. Additional information on the Mini Netwars can be found herehttps://www.sans.org/netwars-cybercast.
You can also visit https://www.sans.org/free to see all SANS free content available to the community.