Tuesday, April 24,
Talk: Cyber Exercises: Interactive Training for an Interactive Field
Speaker: Justin Wray, ICF International
Cyber attacks are on the rise.
Cyber war fighters are in high demand, and the demand is sure to rise.
How do we train our cyber fighters? We spend a lot of $$ on training, but --
Suggestion here is that Cyber warriors train by being involved in real cyber exercises.
An example of an event that trains Cyber Warriors (limited to inhabitants of Maryland):
Maryland Cyber Challenge and Conference
Separate ladders for professional/collegiate/high school
* First is defense competition, which whittles number of teams from 40 to 20.
* Second is Forensics, which reduces teams to 8. Last is offense.
A global event is the Global Cyberlympics. ICF competes in this event. 6 members are allowed. ICF arranges the team as 2 defense experts, 2 offense people, and two floaters. This is a Capture The Flag type of competition. Tools available from teamsploit.sf.net. Justin is the leader of the ICF team, which placed 1st in North America and 2nd in International.