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Tuesday, July 18 2017 - 01:23
SANS Announces Winners of First Japan NetWars Tournament at Tokyo Training Event
TOKYO, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

    -- Immersive Capture the Flag Event Upped the Ante with Exciting and 
Complex New Challenges

SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, today 
announced the winners of its first Core NetWars Tournament in Japan. The 
tournament was held in conjunction with the SANS Cyber Defence Japan 2017 
security training event held 10-15 July. The top three winners are invited to 
compete at the Tournament of Champions in Washington D.C. on 17-18 December. 
SANS Core NetWars Experience [ ] is a computer and 
network security challenge designed to test a participant's experience and 
skills in a safe environment.

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The winners of the first Japan NetWars Tournament are:

    1. Mr. Ruslan Sayfiev - Symantec Japan 
    2. Ms. Momoko Aoyama and Mr. Taketo Ikeuchi (team) - Hitachi Solutions 
    3. Mr. Yumehisa Haga - NRI SecureTechnologies 
    4. Mr. Yuji Chiba - NRI SecureTechnologies 
    5. Mr. Takanori Inazumi - NTT Communications

According to SANS NetWars CyberCity Director and SANS Faculty Fellow Ed 
Skoudis, "It was our pleasure to run NetWars Tournament in Japan. The version 
we used in Tokyo Event was the latest 5.0. In this version, we have applied 
everything we've learned since creating NetWars more than eight years ago. We 
have taken the integration of late-breaking security vulnerabilities, 
cutting-edge technology, and story-telling via an immersive Capture the Flag 
event to the next level. Participants find it fun, fascinating, and most of 
all, really helpful in building cutting-edge skills to defend their systems. I 
believe all of the attendees enjoyed NetWars."

SANS Next Training Event and NetWars Tournament in Japan will be held 16-28 
October, SANS Tokyo Autumn 2017. The Event will feature hands-on immersion 
style training for security professionals at every level. Included among the 
courses offered are SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC504: Hacker 
Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling, SEC511: Continuous 
Monitoring and Security Operations, SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and 
Ethical Hacking, FOR508: Advanced Digital Forensic Investigations, Incident 
Response and Threat Hunting, and more 5 Courses. Bonus evening sessions 
discussing some of today's most complex cyber security issues will round out 
the agenda.

For a complete list of courses, instructors and bonus evening sessions, or to 
register for SANS Tokyo Autumn 2017, please visit: 

About SANS Institute 
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and 
education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest 
provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at 
governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors 
teach over 50 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training 
[ ] events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of 
the SANS Institute, validates employee qualifications via 30 hands-on, 
technical certifications in information security [ 
]. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent 
subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security [ ]. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the 
InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and 
newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system--the Internet 
Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, 
representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, 
working together to help the entire information security community. 

SOURCE  SANS Institute

CONTACT: Julie Dearing, JABB Communications for SANS,,