Unisys Announces Contest to Hack Unisys Stealth Solution, Winner Receives $10K; Mat Newfield Quoted

Unisys has offered $10,000 to participants who can capture data and credentials protected by the Unisys Stealth cybersecurity solution at the RSA 2020 Conference in San Francisco to prove the technology's security, the company announced on Thursday.

"In the event that any of the contest participants is able to 'capture the flag,' we will have our team ready to work through the necessary remediation steps," said Unisys Chief Information Security Officer Mat Newfield. 

Unisys will hold sessions where participants will try to compromise a target, “capture the flag,” system protected by Stealth, Unisys' encrypted, identity-based microsegmentation solution. In order to win, participants must capture Stealth-protected documents and hidden file information using personal computing devices.

"We feel so confident in the ability of Stealth to protect our clients' data that we are putting our money where our mouth is," added Newfield. 

The "Unisys Stealth Capture the Flag" contest will take place on Feb. 26th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The contest will consist of two three-hour sessions, each of which will be limited to one potential winner. Participants must be present, but conference badges are not required.

There will be a maximum of 20 participants per session, and Unisys may close registration once the maximum number of registrations is received. 

Unisys has integrated Stealth technology with Microsoft Azure in Oct. 2019. The collaboration has supported enterprise information technology and cloud migration activities.

The integrated offerings are intended to operate in zero-trust architectures while preventing interruptions in an Azure environment and supporting rapid updates to security configuration requirements. The two companies are continuing efforts to discover new ways of using the combined technologies for secure cloud migration.

“We look forward to teaming with Unisys to help more government and commercial clients accelerate their migration to the Azure cloud,” said Jeff Cohen, partner group project manager for Azure at Microsoft.

About Unisys

Unisys is a global information technology company that builds high-performance, security-centric solutions for the most demanding businesses and governments. Unisys offerings include security software and services; digital transformation and workplace services; industry applications and services; and innovative software operating environments for high-intensity enterprise computing.

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