US Cyber Challenge: Cyber Quests April 2014
Cyber Quests April 2014 is the qualifying competition for the U.S. Cyber Challenge Cyber Camps 2014.
Cyber Quests are a series of fun but challenging on-line competitions allowing participants to demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of information security realms. Each quest features an artifact for analysis, along with a series of quiz questions. Some quests focus on a potentially vulnerable sample web server as the artifact, challenging participants to identify its flaws using vulnerability analysis skills. Other quests are focused around forensic analysis, packet capture analysis, and more. The quests have varying levels of difficulty and complexity, with some quests geared toward beginners, while others include more intermediate and ultimately advanced material.
Infrastructure/Application Security Challenge (April):
|Wed. Apr. 2, 2014 10:00am EDT||Registration opens|
|Wed. Apr. 16, 2014 7:00am EDT||Quiz opens|
|Tue. Apr. 29, 2014 9:00pm EDT||Registration closes|
|Wed. Apr. 30, 2014 11:59pm EDT||Quiz closes|
Securing a real environment against hackers is challenging because of the huge surface area of different systems, technologies and platforms you need to understand to protect. In this challenge you can pit your wits against a wide range of different attacks, vulnerabilities and forensic artefacts that span everything from wireless infrastructure to web servers. You will face cyber criminals methods of obfuscated command and control, attempts to shred evidence and configuration failures that leave services open to attack. This challenge has a range of questions at different difficulty levels making it accessible to both beginners and more experienced players.
Registration will open on April 2, 2014, and will close on April 29, 2014. The quiz will be available from April 16, 2014 until April 30, 2014. Registered users will each have three attempts to take the quiz. For each of your three attempts, you will have 24 hours from the time you begin the quiz to complete it, and you may only submit your answers once per attempt. For each attempt, if you do not submit the answers within 24 hours of when you start, or by 11:59pm EDT on April 30, 2014 (whichever comes first), you will receive a zero score for that attempt. Winners will be determined based on who achieves the highest score in the shortest amount of time. In the event of a tie score, the shortest time is the winner. Your highest score among your three attempts will be counted as your final score.
Any user found to have registered for more than one account, or users found to have shared answers, will be disqualified and ineligible for any awards, prizes, scholarships or other opportunities presented as a result of Cyber Quests.
Are you ready for the challenge? Take the Cyber Quest challenge to compete for an invitation to one of the 2014 USCC Cyber Camps, which are scheduled throughout the summer around the country. Please visit the U.S. Cyber Challenge Website for details and locations. Additional awards, prizes and scholarships may become available. While all are welcome to participate in the competition, camp invitations, awards, prizes and scholarships are available to U.S. citizens only at this time.
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For more information about Cyber Quests, please contact Sonny Sandelius at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical Support questions about the challenge should be directed to email@example.com. However, please keep in mind that we will not give answers to the quiz itself.
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