Just a quick note about the Ridgeback Acid Test Event…
The Ridgeback Acid Test Events of 2015 were hugely popular. I really, really wanted to run another test event around October of last year (2016), but things became far too busy. We released Ridgeback Hunter 2.0, with it’s new slick interface and included Ridgeback Log Adapter (RLA). The new interface has an awesome new look and feel, and the RLA lets you easily plug Ridgeback Hunter into other systems like Splunk, ThreatConnect, and LogRhythm. Although we didn’t talk about it, Ridgeback Hunter 2.0 also laid the groundwork for Ridgeback Cloud.
If you want to know more about Ridgeback Hunter, check out the overview at our knowledge base: https://ridgebacknet.happyfox.com/kb/article/4-ridgeback-hunter-overview
So, what about the Ridgeback Acid Test Event? Well, we did not have the time to make it happen in 2016, which made me sad. I want to do one this year (2017), but we will need help from partners. Setting up and running a test event is more work than setting up and maintaining the IT infrastructure for a small to medium sized business. Let me know if you (or folks at your company) are willing to help run the 2017 Ridgeback Acid Test Event this year. It’s a great opportunity for an IT services company to get exposure, or for security professionals to really stretch their wings.