Keith Griffith at SDX Central tests his skills against Security Compass’s Battle School at RSA Conference in San Francisco

Hacking Lessons From Security Compass’ Battle School

My objective: break into a server room, disable the motion detectors, lock out the system administrator, and download a secret file from a password-protected terminal.

That was the scenario set up in the booth of penetration consultancy Security Compass at RSA Conference last week. They called the learning exercise Battle School. As a lifelong fan of spy thrillers, I had to try my hand.

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