[ISN] SANS NetWars tests cybersecurity pros against peers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:56:10 -0600 (CST)

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."


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