OpenSOC is a digital forensics, incident response (DFIR), and threat-hunting challenge that highlights practical IR skills in an environment that emulates real-world situations. The security professionals’ IR skills are then progressively challenged with realistic attacks that increase in difficulty as the competition continues.
This blue team defensive competition is a valuable way to train, collaborate, and challenge participants of all skill levels. Since it is set in a fully functional replication of an enterprise environment, it provides exposure to wide range of challenges and applications, such as Microsoft® Active Directory®, Microsoft® Exchange, distributed networks, various sensors, log aggregation, end-user simulation and more.
BlackBerry greatly appreciates OpenSOC, DEF CON, and the other 249 participants for contributing to such a fun and challenging event. Everyone involved had a great time sharpening their skills and advancing their training for real-world scenarios. We look forward to future competitions and increased participation, since these events are an excellent investment in our people as well as a great way to give back to the security community.
Congratulations to the BlackBerry Incident Response Teams, and especially those who represented us in the competition:
- Chapin Bryce
- Codi Starks
- Joel Kociemba
- Jayson Frost
- Joe Needleman
- Karanbir Ahuja
- Ryan Chapman
- Rocky De Wiest
- Will Ikard
The complete list of winners with stats was shared in the OpenSOC DEF CON 29 blog.
About the BlackBerry Security Services Team
The BlackBerry® Security Services team performs a wide variety of Digital Forensic/Incident Response (DFIR) services for clients. Leveraging a world-class forensic laboratory, the IR team is ready to quickly secure the chain of evidence and process data and devices.
Learn more about how the BlackBerry IR team helps customers resolve cyber incidents.