Astalavista Group Launches Simulation Environment to Facilitate Learning of System Security Practices

Top Quote Hacking and security organization establishes training ground wargames platform to enable participants to identify vulnerabilities inherent in many systems, and in the process understand what needs to be done to protect their own systems. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 29, 2010 - is an online community that offers its members the latest information, tools and related resources to help them understand cyber security threats. The Astalavista Group anticipates that the knowledge gained will enable members to formulate their own approach to mitigating threats posed to their own online properties.

    Astalavista members participate in forums, where security tidbits from various subject areas are shared and discussed. It is here where members are able to pose questions, express ideas and engage in a spirited back and forth in able to polish a thought or some construct and even ideology as it relates to hacking and security in general.

    In addition to forums, Astalavista provides tools, articles, podcasts and related multimedia assets in an effort to further the art and science of online security. The threats posed to online assets are orders of magnitude greater than those that have surfaced in the media in previous years. The complexity of attacks has been exponentially magnified, and the consequences for an unprepared system owner are going to be profoundly regrettable if such an owner fails to take security matters seriously.

    To buttress their support for the security needs of their community, Astalavista provides interactive resources to provide a sense of realism to security exercises. One such resource is the aptly named wargames platform, which the Altavista Group developed to enable their members to hone their security savvy. "Members learn when they are able to get hands-on experience, and with the wargames platform, they are able to practice and ultimately understand the finer aspects of hacking, for only those who truly understand how threats materialize will have what it takes to craft a plan to stop others from threatening their internet assets," notes Sykadul, one of the brains behind

    The Astalavista Group supplies what it calls Wargame Servers to enable their wargames platform. Each server represents a system with one or more security flaws, and it is up to the participant to discover what the flaws are, and how such flaws may be exploited. To add to the sense of realism, each server is positioned with a different theme. Government agencies and Big Money banks are but two in a long list of themes that participants can select for their learning experience.

    For the true fan, the Astalavista Group offers an online store where members can procure Astalavista hacking gear. The online store offers merchandise for home or office, and even intimate apparel for those who want to express their admiration for Astalavista in the most personal manner possible. Those with pets need not worry about being left out as Astalavista offers pet bowls, small and large, as well as a T-Shirt for Fido.

    The Astalavista Group is one of the world's oldest, most popular and comprehensive computer security web sites, a hacking and security community that provides its members with the resources they need to understand threats posed to their online properties and the knowledge they require to protect their assets from such threats.

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