Being such an historic and protected location with the building and surrounding
land being managed by the Woodchester Mansion and National Trusts respectively,
this created a framework for behaviour and actions. In effect this created the
rules of the game, with challenges and puzzles that encouraged creative thinking
and problem solving whilst constraining actions and limiting some aspects of
the solutions. This very much mirrors the environment we face when dealing with
problems in the cyber security space.
On the other hand the venue was just a great place to live as a cowboy or cowgirl for a few days. We could saddle up and ride into town on a horse, walk down the boarded sidewalks of main street or even have a go at robbing the bank vault in the underground cellars - not forgetting the opportunity to play cards and have a bourbon or two in the Saloon.