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June 26, 2016

AttackIQ Announces Game-on Challenge

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AttackIQ Launches Open Community With Its GameOn! Security Challenge

SAN DIEGO, CA — July 28, 2016 — AttackIQ, the creator of the industry’s first continuous security validation platform, announced its GameOn! Security Challenge. The challenge, which will offer $15,000 in cash prizes, encourages security professionals and enthusiasts to build the most realistic attack scenarios that will help organizations validate their defenses.


Even after deployment, many security controls – regardless of how they are implemented – have a high rate of failure and misconfiguration. FireDrill™, a purpose-built, software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, was created to put an end to the confusion and bring accountability to security controls. It was designed with one goal in mind, to continuously measure the efficacy of your security defenses.


With the launch of AttackIQ’s Community, the company will bring together the brightest minds in the security industry to challenge existing security practices and bring a more collaborative methodology to validate security decision making. Security professionals that join the community will gain access to a repository of techniques and mitigation strategies that can be immediately applied to improve their own security posture. In addition, community members will have the opportunity to directly contribute back to the repository and discussion forums to help make organizations more secure. 

As a benefit to contributing community members, AttackIQ is releasing a FireDrill Community Edition™, a free version of its Enterprise platform. The FireDrill Community Edition will allow for a limited set of test agents to automate and orchestrate security validation. Additionally, participants can access a curated repository of real-world attack and validation scenarios created by its Community. To learn more about the Community visit: https://attackiq.com/community


“Security assurance is no longer an option, there’s too much at risk, said Stephan Chenette, president and CEO, AttackIQ. “We are committed to changing the security game with the introduction of our FireDrill platform and now our open community. Together we can make a direct contribution to making organizations more secure.”


Participants in the GameOn! Security Challenge will submit scenarios that are applicable, timely and relevant to help organizations validate their own defenses. The challenge begins Thursday, July 28, 2016 and runs through Thursday, November 3rd, 2016. Prizes will be awarded for the first, second and third place winners and the top university student submission. Challenge rules and further instructions are available at: https://attackiq.com/game-on-challenge-register/

Also, follow @AttackIQ for challenge updates.


About AttackIQ:

AttackIQ was founded to bring automated assurance to security. The rising corporate cost of security debt has proven that the standard approach to IT Security needed to change. The existing methodologies were based on too many assumptions and it is now time to give data-driven assurances to this billion-dollar industry. The AttackIQ mission is to challenge the existing security landscape and enable organizations to measure the resiliency and efficacy of their security posture, gain better visibility into their full IT security infrastructure, and make better data-driven security decisions. 

About the Author

Stephan is the Co-Founder and CTO of AttackIQ. He is a 20 year veteran of information security, servicing clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations as a pentester, security and risk consultant, solutions architect and head of research and development. He has presented at numerous conferences including RSA, Blackhat, ToorCon, BSides, CanSecWest, RECon, AusCERT, SecTor, SOURCE and PacSec.