Project Ares Mission - Defend Against Web Attack - Operation Bold Hermit

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Missions are scenarios designed to help train and assess skill levels of learners within a realistic story that is either offensive or defensive (i.e. ransomware attack on a hospital). The network environment is more complex than a Battle Room scenario and requires the learner(s) to combine multiple skill sets to complete the learning objectives. They are played individually, or in teams to learn together. Facilitators can also choose to enable or disable hints and enter the scenario to tailor the learning experience.

Players enter an environment and are given mission orders, rules of engagement and must use their skills to compete objectives.

Mission Activity (Blue Team - Defensive)

Incidence response teams have been deployed across numerous government agencies, to provide emergency communications for critical operations to defend against attackers. These teams require reliable 24/7/365 communication in order to send and receive critical information pertaining to the terrorist attacks. A domestic terrorist organization has been making attempts to cut off, or hack, communications of deployed emergency management personnel. This terrorist has been known to make use of common Web application vulnerabilities to achieve their goals.
  • Load Time Easy: - 13 min
  • Medium: - 14 min
  • Time Limit - 40 hrs
  • # of Tasks - 7
  • Hints - Yes
  • Save Session - Yes
  • Team Based - Yes

Learners should be familiar with incident response processes, network design, management and security.


The learner will monitor for attacks, isolate them, and add additional defences as necessary to prevent the attacks from being successful. They will need to identify relevant details about the attack in order to pass along to other personnel who may not have been hit yet. The more details you provide, the better positioned others will be to defend against these attacks.


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