Annual HSK Invitational Sep. 5, 2014

Attention Packet Warriors, the annual HSK Invitational will be held at the Dayton Marriott on Sep. 5, 2014. Teams are currently being informed of their seats. We will have at least 1 pickup team from the local area, random speakers and a “ringer”. More details will be posted in the coming weeks or can be found at the DC8 website. Come out and support your favorite combatants. The event is open to the public.hacker1

Packetwars to Adopt Emerging Cyber Simulation Standards

A just released white paper describes some of the work being done to create a unified Cyber Simulation Standard and a novel approach to training and assessing Cyber Warriors. In the near future, we will start to release historic campaign primitives used to run Packetwars Battles in the Scenarios Definition Language (SDL) format. Stay tuned….

Troopers14 – Cyber Warriors Welcome

We will hold our annual Packetwars Battle in Heidelberg Germany at Day-Con’s sister conference Troopers March 19, 2014. The speaker line up looks great and the ERNW crew will be helping make it a memorabilia event. If you have never been I suggest you go. It is the best conference in the world!

PETZ (People for the Ethical Treatment of Zombies) Win The Day

Fighting out of Paris, team PETZ, beat out the other RED teams by successfully accomplishing their primary objective and scoring the most points. This year’s Hacksec Packetwars invitational was one of the best we have ever had. It witnessed the graduation of the first 4 certified Packetwars Cyber Warriors and the defeat of last year’s champions ZLF (Zombie Liberation Front). Everyone played hard and had fun so by all accounts was a success.


7th Annual Hacksec Invitational – Public Welcome

The 7th annual Packetwars Invitational Battle will be held in Dayton, Ohio on September 20th, 2013 from 10AM-2PM at the Dayton Marriott. Come out and r00t for you favorite team or catch-up with the your friendly neighborhood hackers and visiting researchers.

We will also field a pickup team. So if you want to play let me know. Seats are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.


PACKETWARS Boot Camp Annouced

September 16th-20th, 2013 in Dayton, Ohio USA

This is hardcore hands-on training by people that do this stuff for a living. Students will also learn how to setup their own simulations so they can run private battles themselves.

Day 1 -AM: Threat Actors and Intelligence PM: Red & Blue Team Strategies & Tactics Battle: Ghost Recon

Day 2 – AM: Target Enumeration Battle: Target Acquisition PM: Attacking Networks

Day 3 – AM: Attacking & Exploiting Assets PM:Post-Exploitation & exfiltration Battle: P0wn Everything

Day 4 – AM: Exploiting Platforms, Applications & Users Battle:Targeted Attack PM: Web Hacking

Day 5 – Final Battle & Post Mortem

For more information please contact

Packetwars on a boat in Germany

A great time was had by all. The Living Dead anti-Defamation League won a close battle that came down to the last minute (as usual). Troopers 13 was a great way to kick of the new year and truly has taken the slot of “Best Con Ever!”


Next Battle will be at Dartmouth College for SISMAT 2012.

2012 Resolutions

Normally I do not make New Years resolutions because they are rarely kept. However, I am committed to keeping the content fresh this year. Many of you who follow PacketWars know that we do not use the website enough to communicate and promote the sport. This is not because there isn’t activity. I’m just a lazy hacker.

Some Highlights:

1. Day-Con V came and went. With the ERNW All Stars winning the coveted winners cup the second year in a row.

2. Collegiate games at Dartmouth

3. PacketWars Proshop move

4. Sanctioning and Franchise Activity

5. Platform enhancements

So I promise to try to be more diligent and leverage the site to better communicate, educate and entertain.

PacketWars Innagural Battle In Germany 2011

ERNW did it again. The best year ever at Troopers. What an awesome battle in Heidelberg’s Old Town near the University. Check out all the action in HiDef!

Heidelberg 2011 from Bryan Fite on Vimeo.