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What to expect
after you register

​Invitation to the opening ceremony​

You will receive a Zoom link to the opening ceremony, and credentials for the Cyberbit platform. You will also receive a connectivity test link so you can check your connectivity before the opening ceremony and let us know if there are connection issues. In addition, you will receive instructions on how to book your timeslot for Round One of the ICL.​

Opening ceremony​

The ICL opening ceremony and orientation session will take place on March 20th, 2023. We will introduce our trainers, demo the Cyberbit platform, and open the floor up to a Q&A session.​

Calendar Invite to Round One

Round One of ICL will take place between March 1, 2023, and March 16, 2023. You will have the opportunity to choose your preferred day or days within these 2 weeks where you will run your qualifiers labs. We will send you a calendar invite accordingly.​

Round One

During the 2 weeks of Round One, you will have access to the labs for 2 days, which you will have scheduled in advance. During this time, you will be expected to complete your round-one lab. Your team has a total of four labs to complete and you only need one hour to complete each one. The lab runs on one computer. You may complete your lab as an individual, or you can solve it together with your teammates by teaming up in the same room or by sharing your screen using your preferred screen share application. If your team runs the same lab several times, the first time will count for your team score. You will be scored based on performance, and quiz responses. The average score of the four labs will be your total team score for Round One.

​Calendar Invite to Round Two​

Follow the ICL leaderboard. If you are one of the top-20 teams to make it to Round Two, you will receive an invitation where you will be asked to book your time slot for the Finals. The Finals Round will consist of a three-hour live-fire team exercise.

Round Two

In the Finals Round, your team will participate in one live-fire team exercise of three hours. Exercises will run between March 20, 2023 and March 31, 2023, and you will have the opportunity to schedule your exercise at a convenient time during this week. This is a team exercise. Your team will face off against a simulated cyber-attack scenario, immersed in a virtual security operations center (SOC). You will use commercial security tools to respond to the simulated attack. Teams will be scored based on their investigation goals, eradication goals, and time to response.