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The UTSA Cyber Range MSP Champions of Texas

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Cyber Range, in the College of Business, is hosting a virtual Cyber Range Fall League from Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 until Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. The league is open to managed services providers (MSPs) or Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) in Texas on a first-come, first-serve basis to the first 10 registered teams.

Worried about your Cyber Security Experience? Do not let that stop you from participating! If your team manages servers and routers, this is a unique and fun opportunity for your team to engage in a practical and hands-on training experience.

Attend Info Session

For registration information, please email joe.mallen@utsa.edu.







MSP League Structure

MSP Blue Teams will defend against automated attacks generated by the UTSA Cyber Range to earn points. Teams will encounter three different real-world, live multistage simulated cyberattacks. The team who accumulates the most points will receive bragging rights as the “UTSA Cyber Range MSP Cyber Champions of Texas” and a trophy.

Simulated Attacks: Teams need to complete an easy, mid-level and advanced multistage attack between Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 and Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.
Skills and tools: Teams should be prepared to use Windows forensics, firewall management, network forensics, endpoint security and Sysinternals Suite, process investigation and traffic investigation.

Teamwork and Communication: In addition to technical skills, the scenarios will test effectiveness of teamwork and communication under the stress of an incident response.
Evaluation: Based on a team’s speed and quality of response and investigation according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) incident response process.

How to Participate

The league is open to the first 10 MSPs/MSSPs who register. Participants will access the Cyber Range remotely via a VPN connection and range access will be pre-arranged at a time that works for each participant. Each scenario will run no longer than two (2) hours.

Cyber Range MSP Fall League Information Session

Why take part in the UTSA Cyber Range MSP League?

The University of Texas at San Antonio is the place to be for hands-on and relevant cyber security and information systems education. UTSA has been designated as a National Center of Excellence in Information Assurance by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

Learn from the best: Experienced cybersecurity instructors will provide your team with valuable tips that you can implement at once in day-to-day work.
• Engage in immersive training: Experience real-world cyberattacks from ransomware to Trojans and DDoS. Observe how attack methods like port scanning, fileless attacks, SQL injection or lateral movement progress in real-time.
• Use real-world security tools: Use market-leading tools, including HP ArcSight SEim, McAfee EPO, Checkpoint firewall and Zenoss Network Monitoring Service to respond to simulated attacks.
• Network with your peers: Meet the best MSP teams in your region and share best practices.
• Assess your capabilities and improve skills: Hands-on training will improve teamwork skills, reduce response times in an attack and identify areas for improvement.

What is the UTSA Cyber Range?

A Cyber Range is a controlled virtual training environment to prepare IT security teams for potential cyber-attacks.

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