Symantec Calls Hackers to Test Their Skills at the Cyber Readiness Challenge

Put yourself in the attacker's shoes to learn how to protect an organization

By on January 15th, 2013 23:11 GMT

Symantec has launched the Cyber Readiness Challenge, a capture-the-flag style competition that gives security experts the opportunity to test their skills in a real-world environment.

The competition will take place at various locations and it will allow participants to learn a lot of useful things about how to protect an organization’s networks from cyberattacks by putting them in the shoes of the attacker.

Entering the challenge is free, but participants must register to a specific location where the competition takes place.

The event calendar is the following:

January 29: Dallas
February 5: Chicago
February 28: New York City
March 6: Minneapolis
March 13: Mountain View
April 30: Columbus, OH

The participant that manages to collect most points will receive a $2,500 (equivalent of 1,875 EUR) Visa gift card.

More information on the Cyber Readiness Challenge is available here. The registration form can be found here.

Here is the video announcing the Cyber Readiness Challenge: