Knowledge Test Overview
Wow! The Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge is only two weeks old and already we have dueling leaders and intense competition.
People from all over the world are participating in Radware’s first Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge and only seven seconds separates the current leader, “dh”, from the fifth place position. It is apparent that some questions were stumbling blocks as we had two questions in the Yellow Belt round that only 10% of the participants could answer properly.
Today we begin with the third in the series designed to benchmark one’s knowledge in Attack Mitigation. It is designed to evaluate your knowledge of the following:
- The current threat landscape designed at availability outages to organizations
- Current information security attack techniques and tools
- Benefits & limitations to today’s most common security & control-solutions
For those of you just joining the Challenge during the launch of the Green Belt phase, it is not too late to start. We’ve designed the Challenge so that it can be taken at any moment throughout the competition – as long as it is completed in serial. Participants begin at the novice or White Belt round, and work their way to the highest level – the Black Belt – by correctly answering each week’s increasingly difficult questions. A score of 9 or above on each round is required to move to the next achievement level.
|Knowledge Level||AMS Level||Targeted Tested Content||Quiz Week|
|Novice||White||Basic Industry Understanding||18-Jun|
|Yellow||Current Attack Trends||25-Jun|
|Average||Green||Attacker Tool Sets & Techniques||2-Jul|
|Expert||Red||Anatomy of Availability-Based Attack||9-Jul|
|Black||Next-Generation / Conceptual Attacks||16-Jul|
The individuals that proceed through the Challenge with the most complete answers and achieve the fastest times will present at the top of the Leader Board as we move into next week’s round. Each week, I’ll post announcements, hints and commentary on my blog. Correct answers follow the each section Ready for the Challenge?
Best of luck and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me should you need references for the answers or just have some questions! That’s part of the process! We can’t wait to see the Challenge champions at Black Hat US 2012 and hand their prize winnings over to them!