At stake are not only bragging rights, but lucrative job offers from private companies, government agencies and the Defense Department.
The teams are tasked with keeping baseline services on a business website up and running while fending off attacks from a red team of government, academic and industry hackers. The challenges last two days and teams are scored on their ability to maintain services and carry out routine tasks on the network while keeping the hackers out.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.