- Approximately 600 Cyber Professionals Expected to Participate in Capture the Flag Challenge that Tests Skills via Live-Fire Scenarios -
- Chiron Instructors to Lead Education Session on Post-Exploitation Operations -
Columbia, MD - September 9, 2015 - Chiron Technology Services, Inc., a leading cybersecurity firm providing government and commercial clients with customized training and cybersecurity services to prevent, detect and respond to cyber-attacks, will host a Capture the Flag (CTF) Challenge at BSides Augusta on Sept. 12. Nearly 600 cybersecurity professionals and enthusiasts are expected to test their skills throughout the conference on the campus of Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga. In addition to hosting the CTF, Chiron will serve as a Gold Sponsor and two of its veteran instructors, Andrew Cole and Rich Moulton, will lead a seminar on post-exploitation operations.
CTF Challenges are popular among cybersecurity professionals and enthusiasts worldwide looking for ways to test and improve their skills within a legal and closed environment. These programs often require participants to search for digital "flags" within a system, requiring skill-based knowledge of computer forensics, cryptography, network penetration testing, and web security, to name a few.
Chiron's version is based on the company's proprietary "live-fire" training exercises conducted during all of its training courses to test participants on a range of skills and scenarios. The program was custom-built by the Chiron team and incorporates a unique pyramid structure never seen before in a CTF environment, with points awarded based on the difficulty of each scenario. The challenge will be hosted on a closed network for a maximum of 75 attendees at a time. Participation is based on a first-come, first-served basis.
In addition to the CTF Challenge, Chiron instructors Cole and Moulton will lead a presentation within the "Red Team" education track. Both are military veterans with more than 30 years of combined expertise in the cybersecurity space. Their presentation "Making Everything Old New Again" will focus on using Microsoft PowerShell during post-exploitation operations.
"Performance and ability are the most important factors when it comes to cybersecurity training. This is why we train our students to solve problems that appear in the real world, rather than to just pass a test. Our current live-fire exercises provide students with a unique opportunity to show what they can do in real-world situations, and this is exactly the experience we are creating with our Capture the Flag Challenge," said David Pappas, President and Founder of Chiron. "It won't be easy. We want participants to feel challenged, learn new skills and leave wanting more."
For more information about the conference and to register, please visit the BSides Augusta 2015 website.
About Chiron Technology Services, Inc. (www.chirontech.com)
Chiron is a leading cybersecurity firm that provides government and commercial clients with customized training and services to prevent, detect and respond to cyber-attacks. It offers a comprehensive suite of cybersecurity services and products to help its clients respond to rapidly advancing threats. The Chiron team is comprised of highly experienced and accomplished veterans who have years of real-world experience fighting cyber-attackers on the frontlines. With a "train like you fight mantra," Chiron's Cybersecurity Model provides products and services in five key areas that address core cybersecurity needs: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover, helping to eliminate the worry for clients so they can focus on running their business.