Cyber Defense Competition (CDC) at Argonne National Laboratory


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Are you interested in designing foolproof networks, fending off cyber attacks, and developing systems that keep information secure? Join Argonne National Laboratory in our inaugural Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition where teams of students design and defend the CyberInnovations Critical Housing Company system from attack. CCHC is a mock information technology corporation in Metropolitan, Illinois. CCHC hosts and protects computer systems that operate key infrastructure within the region. Local power plants depend upon CCHC to ensure their cyber infrastructure remains resilient and withstands cyber attacks.

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Retail Information Sharing and Analysis Center Highlights Benefits of Information Sharing

Retail cyber attacks have been increasing each year as a result of the vulnerabilities in point-of-sale (POS) systems and ecommerce.1 Well-known retailers like Neiman Marcus,2 Michaels,3 Sally Beauty Supply,4 P.F. Chang’s,5 and Target Inc.6 have been victims of recent cyber attacks. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which joined in the investigations of the breaches, indicated that the attacks were carried out using memory-parsing malware in the POS systems.7

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