Trustwave, a leading provider of information security and compliance solutions, today announced that a member of its SpiderLabs division will participate in the 2011 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), April 8-10, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas. SpiderLabs is Trustwave's advanced security team responsible for application security, incident response, penetration testing, physical security and security research.
The National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) is a 3-day event established in 2004 and is the largest college-level cyber security competition in the world. Focusing on the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing network infrastructure, student teams must assume administrative and protective duties for an existing "commercial" network. Security professionals then attempt to exploit these systems while student teams work to balance security needs with business needs.
Trustwave security professional Ryan Jones will again be on the "Red Team," which consists of individuals highly skilled in ethical cyber attack techniques. This is the sixth consecutive year Jones has been asked to participate. He and his team will attempt to penetrate the students' commercial networks to create as much havoc as possible for the student teams.
"This exercise is an outstanding simulation of what these future security professionals will experience in the real world," said Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. "The next generation of cyber security professionals will have great responsibilities and we're committed to supporting their training efforts."
Trustwave (trustwave.com) is the leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions including SIEM, EV SSL certificates and secure digital certificates. Trustwave has helped thousands of organizations-ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers-manage compliance and secure their network infrastructure, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.