In other November 6, 2012 news, more than 120 security enthusiasts participated in the first event in Symantec’s global Cyber Readiness Challenge series, held in Toronto, Canada. The interactive ‘capture the flag’ style competition is designed for all levels of technical expertise and puts participants in the role of a hacker seeking to infiltrate and exploit an organization.
"The experience is intended to help participants better understand the targets, technology tricks and thought processes of a cyber criminal -- with an ultimate goal of enabling them to be more effective in their work," said Clint Sand, senior director of Symantec’s Security Business Practice
In addition to being motivated by the challenge, there was the $2,500 (CAD) grand prize, won by Tim Alpin, who went by the name of “Dingo” during the challenge.
Sand kicked off Toronto's event with a...