Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID) said it is sponsoring and participating in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, a three day-event being held April 25-27 in San Antonio, Texas.
The competition provides a real-time educational venue where students can apply theoretical and practical skills that they´ve learned in the classroom to real-world cybersecurity scenarios. Students from 180 colleges and universities in ten regions competed at the qualifying and regional levels. The top team from each region will compete at this national competition.
Teams of graduate and undergraduate students will assume administrative and protective duties for an existing “commercial” network. Each team begins the competition with an identical set of hardware and software and is scored on its ability to detect and respond to outside threats, maintain availability of existing services such as mail servers and web servers, respond to business requests such as the addition or removal of additional services, and balance security needs against business needs.
Guidance Software is providing the student teams with its EnCase Enterprise product to help them perform digital investigations and quickly identify anomalous activity on the endpoints that would otherwise go undetected. The company will also participate on the “Red Team” made up of security vendors and other experts to launch systematic attacks on the students´ network environments and test their skills. Students will also have access to EnCase Startup Training at no charge.
Guidance Software is an industry leader in endpoint investigation solutions for security incident response and forensic analysis. Its website is at www.encase.com.