MAHWAH, New Jersey
June 18, 2012
Do you know the most common infrastructure device to fail during an attack on a business' availability?
How would you respond if you experienced an Application Layer 7 security attack?
Are you familiar with legitimate attack vectors for volumetric attacks?
If you can answer these questions you may not only demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of cyber attack mitigation, but also be ready to start a five-week journey to become a network security sensei by taking the Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge announced today by
(NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of
solutions for virtual and cloud data centers.
The contest begins today on Radware's Security Expert blog at
with the first of five weekly assessments comprised of 10 cyber security-related questions. The contest concludes
. Participants begin at the novice or White Belt round, and advance to expert levels by correctly answering each week's increasingly difficult questions. The progressive belt levels are: White, Yellow, Green, Red, and Black.
The Challenge Black Belt Champion will be announced at Radware's booth (#624) at the Black Hat
2012 conference in
. The winner will receive a package that includes
towards early conference registration to Black Hat 2013, plus
towards conference training and
cash allowance towards travel and accommodation.
More Than a Game
Developed and administered by Radware's vice president of Security Solutions,
, the Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge tests IT professionals' proficiency in security topics, including constantly evolving risks, attack techniques and commonly used security and control solutions. As sources for the questions, Herberger drew from his years of experience as one of the nation's leading authorities on application and network security, as well as from
research on the state of global cyber security
published by Radware's Emergency Response Team.
"Knowledge is the foundation to any company's attack mitigation strategy for defending enterprise networks and applications," said Herberger. "The Attack Mitigation Black Belt Challenge is specifically designed to provide IT professionals with an accurate, real-time assessment of their expertise in the key areas that can help improve their security approach. We wish everyone the best of luck and look forward to awarding a black belt as the grand prize at this year's Black Hat Conference."