October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and all the contestants line up to play a game of Security Sleuth. It seems fun, and in a way it is, until you realize the stakes. You look around you as the game is about to begin and think to yourself which one of these people is the planted mole?
It’s a good ol’ whodunit, and the security of your network, the integrity of your privacy, the very foundation on which you’ve built your IT organization is at risk. So, security sleuth, master of mystery, will you detect defects capable of destroying our data, will you investigate infections imperiling our information, will you expose the evildoers endangering our eudemonia?
Protect us, cybersecurity connoisseur, start your 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.
A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on October 7, 2019. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until November 3, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.
Complete the mission shortcut between October 7, 2019 and November 3, 2019 to be entered to win a Go Pro HERO 7 Black!
Security is the responsibility of all IT staff. However, not everyone has the same amount of time or resources available to increase their networks’ security posture. Security Event Manager (SEM) is designed to be another pair of eyes, always on the lookout for suspicious behaviour, and can alert you when it finds potential threats. For this shortcut we’ll have you take the first step towards automating threat detection by setting up a log source in SEM.
Download a free trial of Security Event Manager (or if you already use SEM you can skip this step, but be sure you’re on version 6.7 or higher)
Navigate to “Nodes”
Click on “Add agent node,” select the appropriate agent for local installation, and follow the instructions or read more here
Once the server is connected, navigate to “Events” and take a screen shot of events coming in from the log source and post to the mission
Please anonymize any sensitive data like machine name or user names
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