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THWACK Monthly Mission - October 2019

Community Manager
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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.



OCTOBER 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 14, 2019: Best of Agatha Christie Volume 1-4 (Region 1)

October 21, 2019: Apple Airpods

October 28, 2019: Clue Board Game and Culinario Mortale Deadly Fame - Murder Mystery Dinner Party Game

November 4, 2019: Anker PowerCore

Grand Prize:
November 4, 2019: SimpliSafe Wireless Home Security System



MISSION RULES

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.



MISSION SHORTCUT

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.

Shortcut Steps:

  1. 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)
  2. Navigate to “Nodes”
  3. Click on “Add agent node,” select the appropriate agent for local installation, and follow the instructions or read more here
  4. 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
    1. Please anonymize any sensitive data like machine name or user names

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL  SUBMIT SCREENSHOT

WEEKLY PRIZESMONTUEWEDTHUFRIWINNERS
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by October 13, 2019 to be entered to win: Best of Agatha Christie Volume 1-4 (Region 1)
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by October 20, 2019 to be entered to win: Apple Airpods
Week 3: Complete questions 11-15 by October 27, 2019 to be entered to win: Clue Board Game and Culinario Mortale Deadly Fame - Murder Mystery Dinner Party Game
Week 4: Complete questions 16-20 by November 3, 2019 to be entered to win: Anker PowerCore

Correctly answer all 20 questions by November 3, 2019 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! SimpliSafe Wireless Home Security System



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

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

157 Comments
Community Manager
Community Manager

Thanks everyone, good catch.

I've changed the answers to be closer to what's on the hint and reset incorrect answers.

Have a great TC19 day!

Level 12

why do i not read the comments before i answer, kicking self

Level 12

Yay

MVP
MVP

read twice, answer once... 

Level 12

waiting on answering Q10.  I believe I see the answer but it isnt word for word and dont want to speculate.

Especially because there hasnt been any other post about question 10.

Level 10

It is in the hint area word for word. Just need to click through the questions on the left side a bit. Always makes me wonder....How does an account takeover happen?

Level 9

Answered Q10 pre-coffee. Maybe I'm not awake enough to second guess myself, but it was straight forward (granted, its not a Ctrl + F question).

Level 12

really, man I hate it when I do that

Level 12

i got 2 big red x on the first week questions. oh my:(

Level 7

I really enjoy this. Thanks!

Level 9

Missed the question this morning. Says File Share all capitalized like it was an application and its not listed in the "for" list, but it must mean file servers?

Level 8

I found Page 3 of the datasheet to be helpful with today's question.

Level 8

I felt like todays question was a bit difficult to understand especially when just reading to page 2.

Level 11

I don't speak marketese. Is a file server synonymous with a file share? If not, it isn't a match in my book and the question is false/misleading.

Level 11

I found it contradictory to the previous information provided and it does not make the question we are asked to answer any clearer. It says file server in the top half and file share on page 3. The question specifically says file share but I'm not trusting the question/hint as being accurate after the track record over the years.

Level 12

While looking to see if I got points for attending THWACK I noticed that I might have gotten double points for today's question:

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Level 8

Oh, you want a hint, do ya?

Yes please, that would be very helpful!

Level 9

I seconded that, I have tried to look around to no avail!

Thank you.

Level 9

Thanks, I would have got it wrong without your help.

Level 9

It's amazing how you can still not get the damn encoding right.

Oh, you want a hint, do ya? 

  1. Employees and contractors can leave with sinister motives. Plan ahead for when they’re gone.
  2. Don’t let imposters change the locks. Verify identities before a password reset
  3. Compliance doesn’t always equal security
  4. : Grant access following the “principle of least privilege.”
Level 9

Thanks for not giving the hint.  Because I was doing random searches, I came across this that I wouldn't probably have seen.

Don’t Shut Your Pi-Hole, Monitor It! (part 1 of 2)

So I am serious

Thanks.

Community Manager
Community Manager

The one day I went with a sassy hint line and the link didn't take!!! Well. It's there now, and it's in the comments

I've reset incorrect answers.

Please feel free to try again.

Level 12

I did not know there was a mini mission.

I just answered the mini mission questions today.  I didnt receive any more points because they were added when I answered the monthly mission question.

Level 12

The word for today is "Free"  make sure you check the "free" section

Level 11

I do so wish they would stop using file share and file server interchangeably. They are not. One is a device and the other is a logical construct.

MVP
MVP

the question is in regards to the "auditor" product not the "manager" product.

It is free to look and costs to manage.

Level 14

Pedant alert.  Q15.  "All of the above" would include A, B, C, D, and E but E says "Only A & C" so doesn't make any sense.  I claim my free 'Out of Stock' mug.    

Level 9

yumdarling

I mistakenly wrong answer selected for today, 25th October, 2019 thwack mission question.

Please reset it.

Level 9

That is a usefull product!

Level 8

(Week 3 Q15) Is it possible to be all of the above (Option F) if only A & C (Option E) is above? yumdarling​ - (Don't want to mess up my perfect week so far!)

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Level 7

Maybe if the word "only" is removed it will make sense

Community Manager
Community Manager

I changed it, BUT... I'm gonna repeat what I've said before here... Don't think about this too hard. It's a fun game that's supposed to help you learn about the product, we aren't trying to trip you up.

Level 8

Thanks yumdarling​ been caught before making assumptions

Level 9

Hint should be changed, i got tripped up by the HINT Is in the first minute. Definitely took more than one minute before you got the correct answer.

Level 12

Server is miss spelled    yumdarling

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Level 11

Or simply move "All of the above" above the more limited selection, and change no text.

Level 13

Seems kind of quite in here today.

Level 9

I was a little confused too.

Level 14

Watch today's question.  It's one of those "gotcha" questions.  I got a big fat red x now because I was not awake enough to accurately read EACH WORD.  Hint Hint...

Level 9

Not to be snarky but, "miss spelled" is misspelled. Unless, of course, you are referring to Miss Spelled who is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Spelled.

Level 12

I have gotten so nervous when clicking on the submit button lately......

Level 9

The Audit and Full version comparison chart was very interesting...

Level 11

so sad:

Level 8

Still no winner announced for Week 3? Okay...no one wanted the games?

One answer remaining for a shot at the  Anker PowerCore and then the SimpliSafe Wireless Home Security System for the month!

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Level 8

Remember your Survey Today to complete your mission! 

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MVP
MVP

Survey says.....

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Level 8

Thanks, but I already had it covered! Enjoy your weekend!

MVP
MVP

just making sure...