Registration for Cyber Polygon 2024 now open

Registration for Cyber Polygon 2024 now open

The Cyber Polygon 2024 international training is open for registration. The exercise will run online on September 10–11 during the MENA ISC in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
June 4, 2024

Cyber Polygon is an international capacity building initiative of BI.ZONE aimed at raising global cyber resilience. The online training will be held on the BI.ZONE Cyber Polygon Platform website. A Cyber Polygon booth will also be operating within MENA ISC in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the same dates. Visitors of the conference will be able to track the training progress on the scoreboard, try to solve some tasks right on the spot, and engage in a variety of activities.

This year, the exercise is dedicated to a sophisticated targeted attack on a tech company. The plot centers on a startup that has developed a solution using AI technology. But the company suspects that the internal infrastructure has been compromised. The training participants have to investigate this incident.

Different companies, universities, government and non-profit organizations will assemble their teams to participate in the technical training. Teams can be as large as ten participants. The training will be useful for specialists in incident response, penetration testing, blue teams, CERT, SOC, and DFIR.

We see the need to promote more training events and courses for specialists working with infrastructure defenses. Our training is aimed at strengthening blue team skills. In the 24 hours of the training, the participants will practice the actions of a response team while repelling a sophisticated attack and further investigate the incident using classical forensics and threat hunting techniques.
Muslim Medzhlumov
Chief Product and Technology Officer, BI.ZONE

Participation in the technical training is free. Participants only need to submit their corporate email, team name, organization they represent, industry, and country.

The progress will be broadcast to a scoreboard on the official website and displayed at the Cyber Polygon booth during the MENA ISC conference. Here, the visitors of the conference can get firsthand experience of the Cyber Polygon platform and try out the available tasks. The results of the training will be announced on September 11.

The previous training was attended by 200 organizations from 48 countries. The online conference attracted more than 7 million viewers from 78 countries. The event was keynoted by Mikhail Mishustin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation; Herman Gref, CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board, Sber; Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (from 2012 to 2022); Jürgen Stock, Secretary General, INTERPOL; Steve Wozniak, Co-founder, Apple Computer, and other participants.