We will be holding a presentation about Stuxnet and doing some static memory analysis of the attack during our regular meeting on 2/6/2014 in Osborne A208 @ 7:30pm.
Communique, the official news publication for faculty and staff at UCCS, ran an article on PeakChaos today about our participation in iCTF 2013. Take a look here: http://communique.uccs.edu/?p=13340
Last week on December 6th, 2013 we participated in iCTF 2013, hosted by UCSB. The theme of the competition was to build and launch nukes against each other’s teams, which was accomplished in several stages by collecting points. Overall, the competition built upon the ideas developed for iCTF 2012, where a large portion of the infrastructure was hosted in VMs on UCSB’s systems, rather than having each team host their own vulnerable boxes as has been done traditionally. Attacks were developed in python, which were then submitted to UCSB, who launched the attacks on behalf of the teams. Defense was accomplished by patching services, or alternatively by identifying incoming attacks and reporting them to the hosts.
At the end of the day, we placed 16th out 123 teams participating worldwide, and 4th out of 44 US-based teams. This is a large improvement over our past performances. We’re looking forward to next year’s competition and the new challenges it will bring.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!
We’ll be having our next meeting this Thursday at 7:30PM in Osborne/Science & Engineering A210. A rudimentary, semi-unhelpful, and fruitless map is located here. The room is on the ground floor, take right through the sliding double doors, go down the hallway and take another right.
We’ll be working on getting everyone introduced to the security world and involved right away. I have constructed a fully interactive presentation/exercise. You will not have access to the training network until the night of the meeting, but the slides are available here.
Please bring a working laptop, preferably running Linux or running a Linux VM. It is very boring watching everyone have fun, trust me and if you aren’t behind the keyboard you’re not learning. Bring your gear please.
If you have any questions on how to install a Linux VM here’s an example that will work with Ubuntu on Windows 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WiiswmOH1Q
A huge shout-out to the UCCS Computer Science department who will be sponsoring us this year!
Thank you UCCS CS!
Congratulations to all of the teams that participated! All of the teams did an incredible job. The top 2 teams below have advanced to the next round of competition. The top 2 teams have won free hotel stays at the Hilton Atlanta, and free entrance to the Hacker Halted along with Team jerseys, and over night hotel stay. We will email the top teams more details regarding the regional prizes and how to participate in the final competition.
2. Secure Mission Solutions – White
3. Team Merica
4. Digital Fight Club
We recently participated in the first round of the CyberLympics, which consisted of a 3 hour challenge to dissect a packet capture and answer a series of questions about it. We ended up tied for 4th place, allowing us to proceed to the second round.
2. MC Cyberwatch
3. Cyber Security Athenaeum
3. Digital fight club
3. SMS – White
3. Team Merica
5. Cyber Padawans 3