The Incident Response Challenge 2020 — Results and Solutions Announced

Incident Response Challenge

In April 2020, Cynet launched the world’s first Incident Response Challenge to test and reward the skills of Incident Response professionals.

The Challenge consisted of 25 incidents, in increasing difficulty, all inspired by real-life scenarios that required participants to go beyond the textbook solution and think outside of the box. Over 2,500 IR professionals competed to be recognized as the top incident responders.

Now that the competition is over (however, the challenge website is still open for anyone who wants to practice solving the challenges), Cynet makes the detailed solutions available as a free resource for knowledge and inspiration.

Providing the thought process and detailed steps to solve each of the challenges will serve as a training aid and knowledge base for incident responders.

The Fine Art of Forensic Investigation

The core of any IR processes is the forensic investigation. It uncovers 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 restoration operations.

Cybersecurity Challenge
Example of a challenge solution


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