The ICL is a state-of-the-art format for virtual cyber competitions that allows individuals and teams in the field of cyber security to compete in complex cyber-attack challenges that test their incident response skills. Participants test their knowledge and skills, competing for the winning title and a chance to demonstrate their superior defensive skills. The ICL is a global tournament conducted for institutions of higher learning, financial organizations, government agencies, large enterprises, and service providers around the world.
An ICL places individuals and teams in real world cyber challenges that test and validate defensive skills such as investigation and response, teamwork, communication, critical thinking, and use of commercial security tools. It is a gamified, engaging, and exciting experience that raises awareness of the field of cybersecurity and supports the vital effort to expand the size and strength of the cyber workforce. Unlike traditional Capture-the-Flag competitions, which do not test skills in real-world scenarios, the ICL offers an advanced format that allows participants to experience a range of challenges including live-fire challenges in a hyper-realistic cyber range that simulates a real life, end-to-end attack. The cyber range also scores the competitors automatically by evaluating their performance in real time. Optional debrief calls provide feedback on team scores and overall ranking, helping teams identify performance strengths and gaps.
Cyberbit’s mission is to increase and strengthen global cyber readiness by maximizing the impact of the cybersecurity workforce. By running ICL tournaments, we raise awareness of the field, helping to address the cybersecurity skills gaps, and provide hands-on experience with real world cyber-attacks, improving collective cyber readiness and resilience. The competition also dramatically helps individuals and teams improve their performance with post-event debriefs that identify and assess individual and team strengths and skill gaps.