On 2023-11-13

Transnational SOC Team Crowned ‘Boss of the SOC – Bullet’ 2023

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Airbus Protect SOC teams win Bulletproof competition

Previously crowned as Global ‘Boss of the SOC’ Champions, two transnational Airbus Protect SOC Teams competed in an invitational ‘Bulletproof’ competition in the same format.
Once again an Airbus Protect team was declared champion, with a second Airbus Protect team managing a very creditable 5th of the 31 teams competing.  

Unlike the global competition, this time teams broke away from National representation and aligned to the MSS Transnational approach for this ‘elite’ test.    

More information about the “Bullet” BOTS 2023: 

The Bulletproof Hosting & Botnet Conference has been taking place since 2015, and grows year on year.  Here cyber experts from hacker associations, authorities, and industry, exchange current topics related to cybersecurity.  The participation is exclusive and by invitation only. 

During the event there are presentations and speeches covering related topics, accompanied by a range of events during the conference. Airbus Protect was invited to the Splunk BOTS CTF competition by the organisers as part of an elite field of competitors.  

A total of 31 teams competed across 5 scenarios, with Airbus Protect finishing as winners. The second team from our Airbus Protect SOCs followed closely, finishing in 5th place out the 31 teams.


  • SIM (Ransomware), 
  • APT (advanced persistent threat including on-premise and Cloud), 
  • Splunk Enterprise Security, 
  • Splunk SOAR 
  • Easter Eggs.

Airbus Protect Teams

Airbus Protect transnationally (FR, UK, GE)

Team A (“Team Socken”) made the first place and consisted of:

  • Gareth Davies (UK)
  • Valentin Malet (FR)
  • Dominik Rabenau (GE)
  • Tobias Passreiter (GE)

Team B (“Team Socks”) made 5th place and consisted of:

  • Simon Witzgall (GE)
  • Paul Abdola (FR)
  • Kynan Jones (UK)
  • Adam Kershaw (UK)
Airbus Protect German SOC team for the prize presentation
Airbus Protect UK SOC team for the prize presentation

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