The greatest global cyber championship of all time is coming to an end
BOSTON, June 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cyberbit, provider of the world’s leading cybersecurity skills development platform, announced today Emirates NBD Bank 2022 is the winner of the International CyberLeague (ICL) competition. The team outperformed 200 cyber defense teams from North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East who participated in three rounds of simulated cyber attack challenges.
International Cyber League 2022 competition winners – Emirates NBD Team 4n6 – left to right, Vinod Yadav, Saju Sunny and Gopinath Rajendran. (PRNewsPhoto/Cyberbit)
The 3 runners-up were the data center providers equinoxHealth Software Provider Availabilityand healthcare providers health of the Baptists. Competing cyber defense teams are ranked based on their success and speed in repelling simulated live cyber attacks.
Other global teams competing in the ICL Finals include BCC Grupo Cajamar, Kontoor Brands, US Air Force, AT&T, National Bank of Canada, Deepwatch, Royal Bank of Canada and FRSecure. In total, over 600 cyber security professionals in 200 teams participated in the tournament, making it the largest cyber security competition ever. The organizations included several Fortune 1000 organizations, military, state and government organizations that participated in approximately 650 cyber drills over a three-week period.
ICL, powered by the Cyberbit Skills Development Platform, is the first hyper-realistic cyber security tournament that enables cyber defense teams to compete against real-world attack vectors under tight time constraints in the cloud-based arena. is as you would expect them to be. To perform in real life. This is the third annual ICL, with the number of participating teams doubling each year.
In ICL 2022, competing teams were tasked with protecting a virtual organization and faced advanced attack vectors and tactics, including phishing, insider threats, keyloggers, and fileless attacks, to name a few. Fake attackers try to disrupt the organization by performing data exfiltration, denial of service (DoS), and other common attack vectors.
The teams were housed in a virtual security operations center and given commercial security tools to investigate and remediate attacks, including SIEM, firewalls, and endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools. They were challenged with cyber defense missions that required investigation and incident response, forensic analysis, malware analysis and decryption.
Saju Sunny, AVP, CyberSecurity said: “We were honored to compete and win at ICL 2022 against some of the most experienced and talented cyber defense teams in the world. “This would not have been possible without the guidance and inspiration of my colleagues Vinod Yadav, DFIR Specialist and Gopinath Rajendran, TI Specialist, and our leader Amrit Sugandha, VP – CyberSecurity.”
“We liked the realism of the Cyberbit platform in depicting attack scenarios. It’s like no other tournament or CTF we’ve experienced. The platform really validates our performance and prepares us for practice.”
Gamal Imara, Regional Director for Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Cyberbit said: “ICL 2022 is the largest ever this year, bringing together the largest Fortune 1000 and national cyber defense teams. The response and positive feedback has been overwhelming.” “Our platform is widely used to validate cybersecurity teams’ readiness and maximize their performance, and we have found testing your skills in real-world scenarios to be a fun, engaging and fulfilling preparation for can be a competition. There might be a new format like this. Kudos to all 200 teams and most winners: Emirates NBD”.
CyberBit provides a world-leading attack preparation platform that enables SoC teams to maximize their performance when responding to a cyberattack. The platform empowers security leaders to get the most out of their cybersecurity investments by increasing the influence of the human element in their organization. CyberBit offers ultra-realistic attack simulations that reflect real scenarios. This enables security leaders to drastically reduce MTTR, reduce the time and cost of cybercrime, improve hiring and onboarding, and increase employee retention. Customers include Fortune 500 companies, MSSPs, systems integrators, governments and large healthcare providers.
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