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Cyber Professionals to Face-off in Panoply Capture the Cyber Flag Competition at (ISC)² Security Congress

Cyber Professionals to Face-off in Panoply
Capture the Cyber Flag Competition at (ISC)
² Security Congress 

Security Congress attendees also have exclusive access to the cybersecurity career center to help with polishing resumes or even onsite job placement

Clearwater, FL, Sept. 21, 2017 – (ISC)² today announced that Panoply, the network assessment and network defense competition, will take place during the 2017 (ISC)² Security Congress. Cybersecurity experts will put their pen testing, hacking and network defense skills to the test as they compete with their peers in a digital game of capture the flag.

The competition is conducted by the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security and the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and is free to all conference attendees in a multi-session format.

“(ISC)2’s Security Congress is the perfect location to gather the smartest and best trained cyber professionals to hack their way to victory,” said Jessica Archer, Panoply. “Panoply is not only fun for participants and observers, it puts individuals’ skills to the test in the face of sophisticated attack methods and helps improve defense techniques.”

During Panoply, competitors virtually access a target and defend it from other competitors. Points are awarded every time the target is functional when checked by officials. Throughout the competition new resources are added to the common pool, forcing teams to choose between defending existing assets and going after new targets. The team with the highest point total at the end of the competition wins.

This competition is included in all conference passes with prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers from each competition day. The 1st place winner takes home a free All Access Pass to the 2018 Security Congress.

Panoply will take place September 25-27, 2017 at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, TX. Further information about Panoply at Security Congress and the competition schedule is available here.

Discover Career Opportunities

In addition, conference attendees have access to exclusive professional resources through the onsite Career Center, including:

  • Submit resumes to be reviewed by industry leaders and hiring managers and gain insightful tips to reamin competitive during job application and interview processes
  • Listen to expert advice on entering into the industry for ways to strengthen competentcies
  • Network with employers and peers and have first hand knowledge of career opportunities at cutting edge tech and cyber companies
  • Meet with recruiters for on-site job placement and introductions to new opportuntities

“The cybersecurity industry is growing at a rapid pace and ushering in a new wave of job opportunitities,” said Deidre Diamond, Founder and CEO, CyberSN. “The Career Center at (ISC)2’s Security Congress will help attendees explore the endless possibilities, meet with on-site recruiters and learn what skills are necessary for a variety of cyversecurity career paths.”

Appointments with industry experts can be made at booth #500. Walk-ups welcome.

(ISC)²’s seventh annual Security Congress takes place September 25-27, 2017 at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, TX. The complete program is available here.

About (ISC)²®

(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association best known for its award-winning Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, with additional certification and education programs that holistically address security. Our membership, 125,000 strong internationally, is made up of sought-after cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance this new industry. Our vision to inspire a safe and secure cyber world reaches the general public through a commitment to social responsibility via our charitable foundation – The Center for Cyber Safety and EducationTM. For more information on (ISC)², visit, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook


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