Security Innovation promotes high-demand software engineering skills at the first cybersecurity Beanpot Challenge

Student Hackers from Northeastern University Take the First Cybersecurity Beanpot Trophy

Wilmington, MA – November 6, 2018 – Security Innovation, a pioneer in software security, hosted the first Cybersecurity Beanpot event on October 30, 2018 at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. Security Innovation partnered with Suffolk University to create this exciting event, designed to promote interest in cybersecurity skills and encourage the expansion of educational opportunities to meet growing workforce demands.

More than 90 students from Suffolk University, Boston College, Northeastern University, and UMass Lowell tested their skills in a fun and educational live hacking contest using Security Innovation’s cyber range product, CMD+CTRL, the only Web Application cyber range dedicated for development and security teams.

“The first Cybersecurity Beanpot was a roaring success, and we’re thrilled to see how many students competed to test their attack skills. Congratulations to all the winners,” said Ed Adams, president and CEO of Security Innovation. “The demand for cybersecurity solutions is expanding at a rapid rate, and there is not enough talent out there right now to meet that demand. Security Innovation is excited to continue working with universities to build excitement for cybersecurity education for today’s talented students.”

The Cybersecurity Beanpot pitted student teams against each other as they raced to find vulnerabilities within the authentic, immersive Shadow Bank cyber range environment. Students from Northeastern, Boston College, UMass Lowell, and Suffolk University released their inner hackers to win individual prizes.

Northeastern University won first place at both the individual and university level, and the university will host the Cybersecurity Beanpot trophy on its campus until a new winner is crowned at the next event in Spring 2019. More information about the event and its results can be found at: Cybersecurity Beanpot Results.

Security Innovation plans to continue partnering with Boston-area universities for future Cybersecurity Beanpot events, in hopes of building the region’s reputation as a cybersecurity hub with lots of highly skilled talent available to meet the growing needs of the marketplace. Stay tuned for details on future Beanpot events by checking in at www.securityinnovation.com or emailing cyberbeanpot@securityinnovation.com

About Security Innovation

Security Innovation is a pioneer in software security and trusted advisor to its clients. Since 2002, organizations have relied on our assessment and training solutions to make the use of software systems safer in the most challenging environments – whether in Web applications, IoT devices, or the cloud. The company’s flagship product, CMD+CTRL Cyber Range, is the industry’s only authentic environment to build the skills teams need to protect the enterprise where it is most vulnerable – at the software layer. Security Innovation is privately held and headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA. For more information, visit www.securityinnovation.com or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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