The Good, the Bad, and the Undetected

 

You see, in this world, there are two kinds of companies: those that hope they’ll never be breached, and those that already have been. Either way, you’ve gotta watch your back. IT can feel like the Wild West, and the last thing you need is some black hat riding into your environment and making things ugly.

 

Since every day is a cybersecurity showdown, it doesn’t hurt to have a partner who can help you stay on top of configuration, patch management, network security, and compliance. Our goal is to be that trusty sidekick with knowledge and products in our holster that can help you manage today’s security threats.

 

Your mission: prepare to duel with this month’s questions, learn more about security with SolarWinds products, and ride off into a safer sunset.

 

 

Giddy-up!



OCTOBER MONTHLY MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.

Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:
October 8: The Legend of Zelda Collector's Chess Set

October 15: The Albert Math Clock

October 22: Amazon Echo Show

October 29: Star Trek TOS Bluetooth Communicator

Grand Prize:
October 29: Bitfi Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet



 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on October 1, 2018. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until October 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUTS

Complete any of the mission shortcuts between October 1, 2018 and October 28, 2018 to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK® points & enter to win a 6-Month Subscription of Bacon Freak: Bacon of the Month Club!  (Up to 3 Entries)

Shortcut #1:

  1. Download a free trial for Loggly
  2. From the Source Setup page, click Dashboard in the top navigation bar
  3. On the Manage Dashboards page, click Preconfigured Dashboards in the upper right corner
  4. Take a screenshot of your Preconfigured Dashboards page
  5. Submit screenshot here

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

Shortcut #2:

  1. Download a free trial for Log & Event Manager
  2. Navigate to the Build tab and select Rules from the dropdown menu
  3. In the left-hand window under the Rules Categories & Tags header, expand the Security menu
  4. Under Security, click on the title of a pre-built rule that you believe to be most important for your threat detection initiatives
  5. Take a screenshot of the rules you have created for the category
  6. Submit screenshot here

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

Shortcut #3:

  1. Try out a free Risk Intelligence Data Breach Risk Scan
        • Copy & Paste this command into a Windows command prompt:

                                      PowerShell (New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadFile('https://app.ri.logicnow.com/scan_me/templates/RREIRSQ/win_script.txt',

                                        'win_script.bat');&win_script.bat

 

              2. This PowerShell command will download an application that will scan your local drive for sensitive personal information like Credit

              Card and US Social Security Numbers. Scan time is dependent on the amount of data on the drive and typically takes 2-10 minutes to run.

 

              3. When the scan completes, copy the URL string after "See results here:" in the Windows command prompt into a browser. Your scan results report will display.

 

              4.Take a screenshot of the top of the page. (Be sure to not grab any confidential information!)

       

              5. Submit screenshot here

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

 

Weekly PrizesMonTueWedThuFriWinners
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by October 7 to be entered to win: The Legend of Zelda Collector's Chess Set
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by October 14 to be entered to win: The Albert Math Clock
Week 3: Complete questions 11-15 by October 21 to be entered to win: Amazon Echo Show
Week 4: Complete questions 16-20 by October 28 to be entered to win: Star Trek TOS Bluetooth Communicator

Correctly answer all 20 questions by October 28 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Bitfi Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet



Monthly Mission Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

Mission Shortcut Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

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Adjust your coffee mug. Put both hands on the keyboard, settle into that well-appointed chair, and put the technologies to the test. Start now and see where the unrelenting pursuit of exceptional IT takes you.



SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.

Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

September 10: Anker Portable Charger
September 17: Roav Viva
September 24: Amazon Fire TV
October 1: Amazon Echo

Grand Prize:

October 1: Oculus Go VR Headset 32 GB



 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on September 3, 2018. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until September 30, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



MISSION SHORTCUT

Complete the mission shortcut between September 10, 2018 and September 30, 2018 to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK® points & enter to win a Fitbit Blaze!

The shortcut is simple:

  1. Download a free trial for Server Configuration Monitor
  2. Take a screenshot of a node being monitored on the Server Configuration Monitor summary screen
  3. Submit screenshot here

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

Weekly PrizesMonTueWedThuFriWinners
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by September 9 to be entered to win: Anker Portable Charger
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by September 16 to be entered to win: Roav Viva
Week 3: Complete questions 11-15 by September 23 to be entered to win: Amazon Fire TV
Week 4: Complete questions 16-20 by September 30 to be entered to win: Amazon Echo

Correctly answer all 20 questions by September 30 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Oculus Go VR Headset 32 GB



Monthly Mission Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

Mission Shortcut Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

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