Cyber security operators need to train and exercise their skills to be effective in
defending against malicious cyber activity. There is no warning of a cyber incident and
practical application of tools and techniques against known cyber threats are a powerful
and effective way of ensuring teams are ready for battle in real life situations.
Most competitions are designed around a scenario or storyline mimicking real life
situations and known vulnerabilities. This gives participants the opportunity to prepare
against these types of threats in their own systems.