[ISN] SANS NetWars tests cybersecurity pros against peers

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/121812-sans-netwars-tests-cybersecurity-pros-265214.html By Grant Gross IDG News Service December 18, 2012 Organizers played “Eye of the Tiger” and “We are the Champions” over the loudspeakers as participants in the SANS Institute’s NetWars Tournament of Champions sat down at their laptops and prepared for action. About 200 cybersecurity professionals, and about 30 high school students, gathered last week in Washington, D.C., for two nights of NetWars, a realistic cybersecurity competition, with prizes including an Apple iPad, Star Wars chop sticks and gift cards. But many participants were playing as much for pride as they were for the prizes. The competition is both educational and fun, said Jorge Orchilles, manager of the infrastructure vulnerability assessment team at Citi Global Security Operations. Orchilles participated in the competition last week and finished in third place in a NetWars competition in 2011. “I participate to measure myself up with the best in the industry,” he said by email after the event. “After the session I can look at the areas where I can improve as well as the areas I have mastered.” […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org