Troopers17 to host epic Packetwars Battle



Our annual pilgrimage to Heidelberg will not only see the 10th year of your favorite week of the year but an all new Packetwars battle. Hints will be forthcoming and details for potential players will be posted on the Troopers17 website.

10th Annual Hacksec Invitational Packetwars Battle

Brand-Image-5B2016 will see some of the world’s best and brightest descend on Dayton, Ohio once again. Who has what it takes to Attack, Defend and Survive? October 14th, 2016

Heidelberg Here We Come!

The Internet of Deadly Things, Packetwars and righteous folks await us at Troopers 2016! Checkout the Battle Briefing here.Graphic 1

RSA 2016: Done and Dusted

RSA saw its first live PACKETWARS™ demonstration — seven simulations in total. Yours truly played the role of Packet Master, with Matthias Luft and Rob Jamison playing the attacker and defender respectively. Serious phun to be sure!


Hiding From Robots! Do you have what it takes?

For Immediate Release:
Dayton, Ohio to host the 9th annual Hacksec Invitational Packetwars Battle featuring hackers from around the world. The event will be held Oct. 16th, 2015 at the Dayton Marriott from 10AM-2PM. The event is open to the public and admission is free. See what can happen when your refrigerator gets a Facebook account. Ninjas and pirates welcome. No zombies or robots please. If you are interested in more information contact us at or check out the website

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Troopers 2015: GRIDLOCKED

Once again ERNW put on the best hacker conference in the universe! We had the most players ever with 5 teams playing a highly modified version of GRIDLOCKED. We broke another record by getting to bed before 3AM.


PacketWars™ @ TROOPERS

Oh yes, there will be glorious battle, righteous carnage and real bier. Do you have what it takes?



And the winners are…

Check out the video from this year’s annual Hacksec Invitational Packetwars Battle…

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….