BOSTON, June 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — cyberbitprovider of the world’s leading cybersecurity skills development platform, today announced that NBD Bank of the Emirates is the winner of 2022 International Cyber League (ICL) competition. The team outperformed 200 cyber defense teams from North America, Europe, Asiaand the middle Eastwho participated in three rounds of simulated cyberattack challenges.
The 3 finalists were data center provider equinixhealthcare software provider Availabilityand health care provider Baptist health. Competing cyber defense teams were scored on their success and speed in mitigating live simulated cyber attacks.
Other global teams that reached the ICL final included BCC Grupo Cajamar, Kontoor Brands, the US Air Force, AT&T, National Bank of CanadaDeepwatch, Royal Bank of Canadaand FRSecure. Overall, more than 600 cybersecurity professionals across 200 teams participated in the tournament, making it the largest cybersecurity competition ever held. The organizations included several Fortune 1000 military, state and government organizations that participated in approximately 650 cyber exercises over a three-week period.
ICL, powered by the cyberbit Skill Development Platform, is the first hyper-realistic cybersecurity tournament that allows cyber defense teams to compete against real-world attack vectors, simulated in a cloud-based scenario, under strict time constraints, just as they are expected to do in the real life. . This is the third annual ICL, and the number of participating teams is doubling every year.
Teams competing at ICL 2022 were tasked with defending a virtual organization and faced advanced attack vectors and tactics including phishing, insider threats, keyloggers, and fileless attacks to name a few. The simulated attackers attempted to disrupt the organization through data exfiltration, denial of service (DoS), and other common means of attack.
Teams were placed in a virtual security operations center and provided with commercial security tools to investigate and eradicate attacks, including SIEM, firewalls, and endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools. They were challenged with cyber defense missions that required investigation and incident response, forensics, malware analysis, and decryption.
“We had the honor of competing and winning against some of the most experienced and talented cyber defense teams in the world at ICL 2022,” said Saju Sunny, AVP – Cyber Security. “This would not have been possible without the participation of my colleagues camed yadavDFIR specialist and Gopinath Rajendiren, an IT specialist, and without the guidance and motivation of our leader Amrut Sugandh, Vice President of Cyber Security.”
“We loved the realism of the Cyberbit platform in mirroring attack scenarios. It’s unlike any other tournament or CTF we’ve ever experienced. The platform really validates our performance and prepares us for the real world.”
“ICL 2022 is the largest we have done so far with multiple Fortune 1000 and national cyber defense teams coming together this year. The response and positive feedback was overwhelming,” he said. Emara GamalRegional Director of the middle EastTurkey and Africa on cyberbit. “Our platform is typically used to validate the readiness of cybersecurity teams and maximize their performance, and we’ve found that testing your skills in real-world scenarios can also be a fun, engaging and entirely new format for a competition. Congratulations to the 200 teams and above all to the winners: Emirates NBD.”
About Cyber Bit
Cyberbit provides the world’s leading attack preparedness platform to enable SOC teams to maximize their performance when responding to cyber attacks. The platform enables security leaders to get the most out of their cybersecurity investment by increasing the impact of the human element in their organization. Cyberbit offers a hyper-realistic attack simulation that mirrors real-world scenarios. It enables security leaders to dramatically reduce MTTR, dwell time, and cybercrime costs, improve recruiting and onboarding, and increase employee retention. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, MSSPs, system integrators, governments, and leading healthcare providers.
For more information about Cyberbit, please contact Emara Gamal a [email protected]