SANS Institute, the global leader in information security training, announced it will host a Hackathon in conjunction with SANS Pen Test Austin 2016 taking place April 18 – 23 in Texas. The IoT “Things” Night will teach penetration testers and InfoSec professionals how to find exploitable vulnerabilities within internet-connected devices, how vulnerabilities can impact a business, and how to prioritize risks.

“The local hacker community and InfoSec industry in Austin is exceptionally strong. Some of the industry’s best hackers are located in this city which is one of the reasons we selected Austin to host this exciting event,” said Ed Skoudis, SANS Instructor and NetWars CyberCity Director. “From hacking to going head-to-head with some of the most seasoned penetration testers during the NetWars tournament, this is sure to be a thrilling event. For InfoSec professionals looking to sharpen their pen test skills, Pen Test Austin is the place to be.”

SANS Pen Test Austin offers the unique opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced penetration testers in the industry. Attendees will learn hands-on skills they can apply immediately when they return to their job. Courses are available for newbies to highly seasoned information security practitioners and penetration testers. For those wanting to sharpen their skills in a more competitive environment, SANS will host an exciting three night NetWars tournament.

For more information on SANS Pen Test Austin 2016, including a list of courses and instructors or to register, please visit: www.sans.org/u/dI5.