Join us in the RSA Conference Sandbox, a hands-on and interactive space where you can test your cybersecurity skills – and learn new ones. The Sandbox, located on the 2nd floor of Moscone South, is open to Expo Plus and Full Conference Pass holders. This year, the Sandbox opens on Tuesday, February 25 with our sixth annual craft beer tasting event and networking reception, CyBEER Ops!


Tuesday, February 25  4:30 PM – 6:00 PM | CyBEER Ops Networking Reception
Wednesday, February 26  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, February 27  8:00 AM – 3:30 PM


Explore 12 different sandboxes, each focusing on a unique topic that impacts today’s cybersecurity industry and our ability to protect tomorrow’s future. A partial list is below, with more to come soon.

Medical Device Sandbox
Brought by Biohacking Village

Global health ingenuity is on the rise thanks to cross-industry collaboration. Learn how the security research and healthcare communities are developing real solutions for humanity's most pressing challenges.
Aerospace Sandbox

Brought by Biohacking Village

Dependence on connected technologies exposes the aerospace ecosystem to new types of risks. Discover how savvy aerospace companies, security researchers, and the public are working towards safe, reliable, and trustworthy air travel.

Supply Chain Sandbox

Brought to you by Biohacking Village

Supply chain management is a critical factor of business success. Explore the impacts of supply chain issues and learn concepts and approaches to manage software supply chains more effectively.

ICS Sandbox
Brought to you by ICS Village

Understanding vulnerabilities in industrial control systems (ICS) is critical. Take a deep dive into the Industrial Internet of Things, watch an ICS cyberattack simulation and think through implications of smart cities on the grid.
Internet of Things Sandbox

Brought to you by IoT Village™

Learn about vulnerabilities in connected devices by interacting with four interactive hacking stations. Experience thought-provoking live hacking demos lead by expert security researchers who dissect real-world exploits and analyze the impact on consumer and business environments.  

SANS NetWars in the Sandbox

Brought by SANS

Back by popular demand, SANS Core NetWars is a staple in the RSAC Sandbox. Compete with your peers in a hands-on cybersecurity challenge developed to build and enhance your skills as a cybersecurity professional. Learn more.

Car Hacking Sandbox

Brought by Car Hacking Village

Enjoy a hands-on experience with industry experts as they educate attendees on the functionality of vehicle systems and the vulnerabilities that could significantly impact the safety and security of today’s drivers and passengers. 

Capture-the-Flag Activities

Designed to test your skills, we’ll be offering a variety of capture-the-flag events to the Sandbox this year. Stay tuned for more details; 

SANS Netwars

SANS Core NetWars Experience is a hands-on cybersecurity challenge developed to build and enhance your skills as a cybersecurity professional. Compete with your peers through progressively difficult challenges and score points on our interactive scoreboard either by yourself or in a team of up to five players. SANS NetWars was designed for novice (hints available) to advanced professionals and covers various aspects of penetration testing, forensics, defense, and your ability to rely on your experiences and problem-solving skills to navigate from Level 1 through Level 5 of gameplay. Watch a video to learn more about the NetWars Experience.


Industry experts will take to the Sandbox stage for 30-minute high-impact talks. Sit in on topics ranging from how pervasive computing and connectedness will inevitably lead to a broader threat landscape to the prioritization of cybersafety in areas that affect healthcare, public safety and transportation. 

Networking and Recharging

Located adjacent to RSAC Early Stage Expo, the Sandbox hosts the Cybrew Café which offers specialty coffees, a cool atmosphere and charging stations where you can recharge your physical and mental batteries.