A massive DDoS attack crippled a DNS provider on the East coast, denying millions the ability to access many popular websites and services, such as Spotify, Amazon, Twitter, and more. While DDoS attacks are not an uncommon thing for the internet to see, the magnitude of these recent attacks have made an impact on the history of internet attacks.
COAR is looking for creative individuals with strong problem-solving skills to join our dynamic group! As a cybersecurity team, our mission is to strengthen and defend our nation’s critical infrastructure by analyzing, developing, and implementing novel cyber solutions that penetrate three key areas: cyber intelligence, cyber physical, and cyber resilience.
Those joining in our mission will have the resources to pursue new research ideas, flexibility that supports a healthy work-life balance, and fulfillment through numerous career advancement and professional development opportunities.
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Test your hacking skills by cracking puzzle #1.
There will be four puzzles, each of which increases in complexity.
The puzzle can be found here: Puzzle 1
May the odds be in your favor.
If you think you have the correct solution, email CyberDefense-Competition@anl.gov, and the puzzlemaster will let you know if you have successfully completed your mission.
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This post was written for the 2017 Cyber Defense Competition.
In October, the COAR team launched an initial collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory, Ratheon BBN, and Florida Institute of Technology to test our Multiple OS Rotational Environment for Moving Target Defense (MORE MTD) technology. MORE is a rotational environment that runs an application on several different OS platforms to thwart attacker reconnaissance efforts and improve application resilience to the threat of zero day exploits. Read more about our Moving Target Defense technologies here.