US Secret Service Announces Cyber Games Winner
A team of law enforcement officials from South Carolina has seized first place in a nationwide cybersecurity contest.
More than 200 teams from across the United States participated in the National Computer Forensics Institute's (NCFI’s) Training and Cyber Games competition, which took place earlier this month.
During the event, teams of NCFI-trained local law enforcement officials joined forces with Secret Service investigators to form integrated response units.
The units were tasked with solving a simulated cyber-attack using the specialized cybersecurity training they had received at the institute.
"Beginning October 18, participants were presented with the simulated scenario of a ransomware attack on a hospital and charged with executing a series of technical actions to disrupt and hunt the cyber threat actors," said a Secret Service spokesperson.
"The teams were stationed across the country within Secret Service field office locations for the competition and charged with objectives to recover and examine network evidence in an immersive virtual ransomware investigation experience."
In a news release issued October 21, the United States Secret Service announced that first place had been awarded to a team from South Carolina's state capital, Columbia.
The winning group