About this course

Tech type Essentials
Course code QASEMCYSA
Duration 2 Hours

Take responsibility for the security of a network of virtual infrastructure and applications configured like any other online business where each team must maintain the uptime of their assets and defend them from attack!

Come along to see the QA Cyber Lab and the unique learning environment available to guests with technical skills where you can take part in one of our simulated attack and defence challenge for a taste of immersive learning in the lab. During this event, you will be asked to identify vulnerabilities in a number of compromised systems, patch or mitigate those vulnerabilities, identify malware and other types of backdoors installed by an attacker and defend your assets in an attack/defence type scenario.

Target Audience

The event is designed for individuals responsible for defending organisations from cyber-attacks. This is a safe environment to practice active cyber defence techniques. This simulated attack scenario is often the first time some teams have been really tested, communicating effectively as a team, identifying the most suitable person in the team for the correct attacking or defensive duties during the attack simulation.

Delegates will experience

Participants will be placed into teams. Each team will be given a compromised network of machines and applications where each team must correctly analyze and identify any vulnerabilities exploited by the attacker as well as any malware and other types of back doors installed by the attacker and implement patches, firewall (IDS/IPS) rules and set up monitoring to detect any future attacks.

You will be challenged to earn money for your team by correctly identifying vulnerabilities and malware discovered during analysis. You will have a limited time to secure and harden your networks and applications in preparation for defending against live attacks where each team will be expected to defend their networks against other teams. In addition teams will be encouraged to use a range of cyber active defensive skills.

Each team will be responsible for maintaining the security and up time of their servers and services losing money for down time caused by an attack while attacking other teams in order to cause down time and gain money. With each wave of attacks, exfiltration or active defence of a botnet is worth a set amount of money depending on the severity of the vulnerability identified allowing teams to regain money lost during down time.

The winning team is the team with the most amount of money remaining at the end of the event!


2 Hours

Delivery Method

Delivery method


Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

Find dates and prices

Online booking is currently not available for this course, to find out more please call us on 0113 220 7150 or email us at info@qa.com to discuss how we can help.

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