root9B brings advanced cybersecurity capabilities to cyber defense competition

root9B said it recently assisted the 2014 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition by providing advanced cybersecurity capabilities for integration into the competition.

The Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio started the competition in 2005 as a way for educational institutions to test and expand the practical experience of their students by having them administer and secure fictional fully functional commercial networks.

Throughout the competition, college students are required to establish and configure multiple network services such as email and web servers, while deflecting attacks from a group of dedicated hackers aptly named “The Red Team.” Teams competing in the National CCDC have already competed at, and advanced from, regional qualifying matches.

During the 2014 NCCDC, root9B was invited to develop advanced Cybersecurity capabilities that were incorporated into the competition, and used against all the competing National-level teams. This capability allowed root9B´s cybersecurity professionals to bypass firewalls, enable long-term persistent access, and exfiltrate documents, recordings, and photographs without detection.

Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., root9B is a provider of advanced cybersecurity services and training for commercial and government clients. For more information, visit www.root9B.com.

Premier Alliance Group Inc. (OTC: PIMO) is a provider of cybersecurity, energy and business advisory solutions. Headquartered in New York City, Premier Alliance has been delivering results that improve productivity, mitigate risk and maximize profits since 1995. For more information, visit www.premieralliance.com

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