Summit: Nov 14-15 | Courses: Nov 16-21 | Summit CPE Credits: 12 | Summit Co-Chairs: Stephen Sims & Barrett Darnell 


The best defense is a good offense.

Learn, connect, and share with some of the most advanced cybersecurity operators in the world at this year’s Pen Test HackFest Summit. This one-of-a-kind Summit brings together all aspects of offensive operations – covering the latest research in penetration testing, exploit writing, red teaming, adversary emulation, and more.

Join us at Pen Test HackFest to experience:

  • Highly technical talks, demos, and panel discussions – Presenters will share proven techniques, tools, and capabilities to help you expand your skillset and better inform your organization’s defenses.
  • Exclusive networking opportunities - Connect with cybersecurity professionals from around the world and discuss all things offensive operations.
  • Summit Night Out! - For in-person attendees, we’ll head out for the evening to explore and enjoy a special social event. Be prepared for anything, including a special competition or challenge.
  • Offensive Operations CtF – Taking place throughout the Summit, test your skills and compete against thousands of players during this custom CtF. Players attending in Arlington will compete against each other for a special prize to be revealed at the Summit!
  • Closely Aligned SANS Offensive Operations Courses – Following the Summit, enhance your knowledge base with a hands-on, immersive course taught by top SANS instructors and course authors.

Important Dates

Refund Date Hotel Group Discount Deadline
October 28, 2022 October 7, 2022



2399 Richmond Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 703-418-6800
Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport

Hotel is located less than five minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport and provides a free shuttle. Downtown Washington, D.C. is five miles away and the Crystal City Metro station a half-mile down the road. Nearby restaurants and the Crystal City shopping mall are a ten-minute walk away. Enjoy the free 24-hour fitness center.

Hotel Special Rates and Reservations

A special discounted rate of $209.00 S/D plus applicable taxes will be honored based on space availability.

A limited number of Government Per Diem rooms at the prevailing rate are available with proper ID.

These rates include Internet in your room and are only available through Monday, October 24, 2022

To make a regular reservation, please visit this link.

To make a government per diem reservation, please visit this link.

Top 3 reasons to stay at the Hilton Crystal City

  1. No need to factor in daily cab fees and the time associated with travel to alternate hotels. Everything is in one convenient location!
  2. By staying at the Hilton Crystal City, you gain the opportunity to further network with your industry peers and remain in the center of the activity surrounding the conference.
  3. SANS schedules evening events at the Hilton Crystal City that you won't want to miss!

Travel Arrangements and Directions

A discounted parking rate of $15.00 per day plus applicable taxes for attendees is available.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): Approximately 1.4 miles

From Dulles International Airport (IAD): Approximately 28.4 miles

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Experience Arlington

3 Quick Facts about Arlington

  1. In 1791, Arlington was originally part of a 10-mile square surveyed for the nation’s capital.
  2. The Rosslyn Metro station features one of the largest continuous escalators in the world (194 feet, 8 inches). It takes 140 seconds to ride from top to bottom.
  3. The County was named for the estate where George Washington Parke Custis lived before he built the house currently known as Arlington House in Arlington National Cemetery. The estate had been named to honor the Earl of Arlington.

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