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Winners of the Sophos Linux Forensics Challenge announced!

Published: 13/09/12

Candidates successfully identify Linux security vulnerabilities to win a place at Sophos’ face to face competition

The vast majority of the web’s infrastructure is based on Linux systems. With more than 85% of threats targeting companies via the web, the ability to demonstrate Linux security skills are essential for any cyber professional.

That’s why Sophos, a global leader in network security, decided to launch the Linux Forensics Challenge for its second year as a Cyber Security Challenge UK competition.

The Linux challenge tested contestants’ skills in identifying security issues on a Linux system.  As well as detecting a series of attacks against the server by the bad guys, competitors had to provide details on exactly how it was compromised and make recommendations on how to fix the problems.

Stephen Fleming beat tough competition from other competitors to secure top marks in the Challenge, with Matthew Bartlett and Nigel Patton securing second and third place, respectively.

The top three have successfully secured a place at Sophos’ Malware Hunt face to face competition, due to take place at their  HQ in Abingdon early next year.

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