Security Games in VMvillage at VMware Odyssey by Hands-on-Labs

VMworld Europe Security Odyssey


Join us at VMworld Europe for three new security games as part of VMware Odyssey in VMvillage! We are excited to introduce three security-focused games designed to put you in the driver’s seat of a data breach scenario. You will be tasked to improving the company’s security posture while competing with others for prizes like Bose headphones or an iPad Pro.

We have created these ten to fifteen-minute games to encourage those attending to learn about security, enhance your skills, and help protect your organizations. Whether you are a seasoned VI admin looking to establish your dominance in this field or a security engineer looking to refine your firewall configuration skills, the labs are suitable for everyone with varying degrees of expertise.

What will these games entail?

Each day a new game will be released putting you in the breach scenario and challenging you to take the right actions using VMware products to defeat cyber criminals. The scoreboard shows who’s completing the games the fastest. There are three separate games and you need to return on subsequent days to complete all three or complete only one or two. The Security Odyssey champion will win an iPad Pro on Thursday for completing all three games the fastest. Here’s the schedule for the week:

Game 1 – Monday, November 4: Workload Protection – AppDefense

Monday, Nov. 4th: 9:00 – 15:00

Game 2 – Tuesday, November 5: Network Security with NSX-T – Beginner

Tuesday, Nov. 5th: 10:30 – 12:30, 17:00-18:00

Game 3 – Wednesday, November 6: Network Security with NSX-T – Advanced

Wednesday, Nov. 6th: 10:30 – 14:00, 17:00-18:00

Game 4 – Thursday, November 7: Repeat of Workload Protection – AppDefense

Thursday, Nov. 7th: 9:00-10:00, 13:00-14:00

In the first game, you will be required to alert and block an attack on a vulnerable VM via AppDefense. In the second and third games, you will be asked to create distributed firewall policies and rules to enable and apply micro-segmentation via NSX-T. Each game has a time limit of 30 minutes. Race against the clock and your peers to get to the top of the leaderboard!

How do I participate?

There is no pre-registration required to participate! If you’re ready to compete, stop by the VMware Odyssey in VMvillage during special “Security Game Mode Hours” listed above.

If you want to sharpen your skills prior to competing in the game, stop by the Hands-on Labs area and take HOL-2042-01-NET – Secure Data Center Endpoints with VMware AppDefense or HOL-2026-91-NET – VMware NSX-T Distributed Firewalling Lightning Lab.

VMworld 2019 Security Odyssey

What’s in it for me?

Not only will you enhance your skills, you will also receive a special t-shirt for participating! Additionally, fastest timed finishers for each game will receive a pair of Bose headphones, and the participant who plays all three games and completes them the fastest will win an iPad Pro on Thursday. And perhaps even more important, there will be a huge scoreboard in the middle of the circular set so you will have the chance to compete for ultimate VMworld bragging rights!

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