The SANS Institute
The SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security) Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. Its programs now reach more than 165,000 security professionals around the world. A range of individuals from auditors and network administrators, to chief information security officers are sharing the lessons they learn and are jointly finding solutions to the challenges they face. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community.
NetWars CyberCity, our most in-depth and ambitious offering, is designed to teach warriors and infosec pros that cyber action can have significant kinetic impact in the real world. With its 1:87 scale miniaturized physical city that features SCADA-controlled electrical power, water, transit, hospital, bank, retail, and residential infrastructures, CyberCity engages cyber defenders to protect the city's components. Participants prevent attackers from undermining the CyberCity infrastructure and wreaking havoc, with all the kinetic action captured through streaming video cameras mounted around the physical city. CyberCity training can be completed individually or with teams of cyber operators that work together to achieve mission goals. Over 18 realistic defensive missions have been created that will test a cyber warrior's ability to thwart the best efforts of a well-funded terrorist organization or other cyber attacker trying to harm the city. The main objectives of CyberCity are to:
Teach cyber warriors and their leaders the potential kinetic impacts of cyber attacks
Provide a hands-on, realistic cyber range with engaging missions to conduct defensive and offensive missions
Demonstrate to senior leaders the potential impacts of cyber attacks and cyber warfare.
Infrastructure Defense, SCADA
Operate and Maintain, Protect and Defend
Orientation & Team Structure
Individual or Team Based Defense Simulation
Website & Schedule