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SANS Packet Capture Analysis

Type: Single Player

Player Count: 2000 per game

Game Play Dates:

Round 1: April 12th to 14th 2012 (Game finished)

Round 2: September 10th to 12th 2012

Registration is now closed

Description:

(Please note that if you have already submitted a score in Round 1 you cannot play Round 2)

This is a new game from SANS though it covers the same topic as the game of the same name from last year. Participants will be provided with a network packet capture file that they must analyse to identify and interpret various types of network and web application attacks.

Participants will have to answer questions about the network itself, as well as the activities of the users on the network. The quiz is designed for an intermediate skill level, and all questions can be answered using the Wireshark packet analysis tool.

Playing time:

The game is now held over 3 days, this will allow you to play and "log on and off" at any time during the 3 days by clicking the save button but please remember that once you have clicked "submit" your entry is registered. Please also note that you can only play this game once, once you have submitted your score you will not be allowed to play again.

The time is calculated based on when you first open the quiz and when you submit your final answers; the timer DOES NOT stop if you leave and come back!  For example, if you start the quiz at 1400, work on it for an hour, then come back the next day at 1400 and submit your final answers at 1405, your time would be 24:05:00.

THE FIRST 4000 PEOPLE TO SEND IN A COMPETITION RETURN, WHO  SCORE SOME POINTS, WILL RECEIVE A  VIRTUAL TRAINING PROGRAMME FROM INFOSEC SKILLS – SO DON’T GIVE UP EVEN IF YOU THINK YOUR RETURN IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN.


Thank you and good luck!!