Calling All Attack Mitigation Experts – Red Belt Round Begins Today!

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Two more weeks left in the Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge and congratulations to all who have earned a green belt. As we head into the next round of progressively difficult questions, we have a fierce competition for the Champion. “Brewer” is giving “dh” a run for the money, with only one second separating these first and second place contenders. Check out the Leader Board for the rankings.

The Challenge will now progress to the “Expert” knowledge level of the series designed to benchmark one’s knowledge in Attack Mitigation. The next two rounds will test your comprehensive knowledge level of attacks, mitigation strategies and the proper use of architecture.

The Challenge 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
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

For those of you just joining the Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge during the Red Belt round, 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.

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 meet the Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge Champion at Black Hat US 2012 and hand over prize winnings!

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