We hosted our first-ever “Game of Titans” Cybersecurity Challenge in Las Vegas recently, gathering security professionals together to compete on our Project Ares® cybersecurity platform for a chance to win several prizes.
The event did not disappoint! Between the amazing Esports Arena venue, which offered enticing views of the game play, combined with the presence and engagement from celebrity hacker Vinny Troia, who provided colorful commentary and judging, and enthusiastic YouTube sensation Zach Hill of TalkTechDaily , who graciously live streamed the event, it was a success!
Competitors had the opportunity to practice on the Project Ares platform for up to 11 days in July before entering the qualifiers and then attending the live final round in Vegas. For the CISOs and other tech leaders who wanted a more intimate view of the platform, we also hosted several private demonstrations of Project Ares in-suite at Mandalay Bay. We enjoyed conversations with leading cybersecurity influencers who were looking for a better way to solve their cybersecurity challenges in the face of staffing shortfalls and skills deficits.
The inaugural Game of Titans competition culminated with three winners including best defensive player, offensive player, and MVP (pictured here). Congrats to the night’s MVP Monique Moreno with Ellucian, to Tim Nary with Booz Allen Hamilton who was the Red Team winner and Jordan Scott with Boecore as the competition’s Blue Team winner.
We hope the event inspired these individuals and others to keep on strengthening the cybersecurity profession and gave interested cybersecurity professionals the opportunity to see how gamified cyber training and assessments can benefit their professional portfolio and organizational security position.