On Saturday April 23rd, hack/secure and SimSpace with sponsorship from Square 1 Bank and Rapid7, hosted the first in a series of attack and defend challenges.

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We had a great turnout with over 40 cybersecurity practitioners joining. The challenge, created by SimSpace, offered each team their own network consisting of full operating systems and configured with subtle, yet real world vulnerabilities and/or misconfigurations. Teams were required to use real world scanners, exploitation tools, and post exploitation tactics to capture 10 flags.

After 6 hours of attacking the SimSpace network, the team from Booz Allen Hamilton came out on top, capturing 7 of the 10 flags. Veracode came in a close 2nd followed by Rapid7 and Sqrrl in 3rd.

A big thank you to all those who participated. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next challenge!