Cympire Executes Black Hat 2018 Check Point Cyber Challenge

 
SPARTA at Black Hat 2018
SPARTA at Black Hat 2018

LAS VEGASSept. 2, 2018PRLog — Cympire, a leading provider of cyber training solutions, has been tapped by Check Point to execute the Black Hat 2018 Cyber Challenge. The challenge took place last month during the Black Hat 2018 conference, the most technical and relevant information security event in the world.

Participants encountered a set of challenging hacking missions on Cympire’s SPARTA platform, a world leading, fully gamified cyber training system. The players acted as a cyber Incident-Response expert attending a cyber conference in Las Vegas, called upon to assist a small casino attacked by ransomware. On their journey to assist the miserable Casino owner, players had to demonstrate their skills in reversing, ransomware, malware and mobile forensics, crypto and more.

“We are proud to have been trusted by Check Point with the creation and execution of the Black Hat 2018 Check Point Cyber Challenge,” said Ophir Bear, Cympire Co-Founder and CEO. “This was an amazing opportunity for us to demonstrate our cyber training philosophy of hands-on training using our fully gamified platform. It was exciting to see how top cyber professionals enjoy learning and sharpening their skills, while competing with each other in an engaging environment such as SPARTA.”

“Cympire created and executed the cyber challenge in record time and were amazing to work with,” said Inbal Pearlson, HackingPoint™ Program Manager, Check Point. “Having SPARTA’s dynamic map and leaderboard on display at our booth contributed to getting the message through of just how important cyber training is, and promoting our HackingPoint™ program.”

About Cympire
Cympire was founded by cyber, simulation, training and gaming experts, who believe that mission-ready cyber professionals are the key to a safer world. The company develops gamified cyber training solutions for both red and blue teams, as well as tailor made challenges for any sector. The company’s first platform – SPARTA – is already in use in multiple business, government and educational institutes.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to governments and corporate enterprises globally. Its solutions protect customers from cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture that defends enterprises’ cloud, network and mobile device held information, plus the most comprehensive and intuitive one point of control security management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.

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