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ITB Researchers to host & run Ireland's premier Cyber Security Challenge

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18/11/2013 16:57:57


Researchers (Dr. Anthony Keane, Jason Flood, Brendan Lawless, Paul McCann and Mark Denihan) in the Information Security & Digital Forensics (ISDF) Research Group here at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB), Dublin will be hosting & running the Ireland's premier Cyber Security Challenge as part of this year's IRISSCERT's annual Conference on Cybercrime.

The 5th IRISSCERT (Irish Reporting and Information Security Service ) Cyber Crime Conference takes place on Thursday the 21st of November 2013 in the D4Berkley Court Hotel, in Ballsbridge Dublin.



The Cyber Security Challenge allows Ireland's top cyber security experts to compete against each other in a controlled environment to see who will be the first to exploit weaknesses in a number of systems and declare victory.
The purpose of the competition is to demonstrate how attackers gain access to vulnerable systems and how to prevent such attacks from impacting the networks.

The ITB Information Security & Digital Forensics (ISDF) research group was setup in 2007. It has evolved from the distributed systems and networks research activities in ITB and in response to the widespread recognition of the serious and growing shortage of college post-graduates to meet industry and research demands in the areas of network security and computer forensics.



The ITB ISDF research group also run a Honeynet monitoring facility as part of the Irish Chapter of the Honeynet Project.
The Honeynet Project is a leading international non-profit security research organization, dedicated to investigating the latest attacks and developing open source security tools to improve Internet security.



ITB also runs a Digital Forensics and Cyber Security programme aimed at anyone who likes to question accepted approaches to cyber security and designed to provide an all round perspective on information security risk and project management.

Links to
ITB Information Security & Digital Forensics (ISDF) Research Group
ITB's Digital Forensics and Cyber Security programme


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