Cybersecurity firm Cynet today announced the launch of a first of its kind challenge to enable Incident Response professionals to test their skills with 25 forensic challenges that were built by top researchers and analysts.
The challenge is available on https://incident-response-challenge.com/ and is open to anyone willing to test his or her investigation skills, between April 21st and May 15th.
What’s more interesting is that there’s a USD 5000 prize for the first-place winner of the challenge.
Forensic investigation is at the core of any IR processes and provides the critical path from the initial stage of suspicion or limited attack view to the concrete and actionable knowledge on the attack’s root cause and the impact that is essential for recovery and restore operations.
The challenge of the incident responder is to identify and collect the scattered traces the attackers have left them and connect the dots to understand the how, what, and where of the attacks.
As cyberattacks increase in scope and sophistication, the skills of IR professionals are rapidly rising in demand. This demand is, in fact, so high that there is a severe global shortage in such professionals.