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[liberationtech] Applied Cybersecurity at Stanford: Spring Quarter

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Fri Apr 8 23:29:20 PDT 2016


From: Applied Cybersecurity at Stanford

Spring quarter is finally here, and we have some exciting events
planned over the next few months to watch out for!

Competitions
Last quarter, we put together a few teams to represent Stanford for
the WRCCDC and 9/11 cyber policy competitions! This quarter, we are
organizing teams for more competitions and will be holding training
sessions. Some of the competitions we will be entering are:

Plaid CTF (http://www.plaidctf.com/) - weekend of April 15th-17th
Google CTF - April 29th-May 1st
Defcon Quals - May 21st-23rd

If you are interested in competing in any of the above, fill out the
interest form here: http://goo.gl/forms/AEY6OqLTSI

What are CTFs? Capture the Flag (CTF) is a computer security
competition. There are several types- we'll be doing "jeopardy style"
ones. In this type, we work together to solve puzzles, break into
systems, and exploit security bugs to "capture the flag," finding
secret keys that give you points. There are different categories of
problems (crypto, forensics, web, reversing, finding people on the
internet..) with a range of difficulties, so prior experience isn't
required to get started and have fun.

Workshops
Workshops sessions events will be announced a week ahead, and includes
topics such as lockpicking, social engineering, pen testing, and MiTM
proxy.

DEFCON
16,000+ hackers, security professionals, government agents, military
personnel, groupies, and script kiddies descend on Las Vegas during
the hottest time of the year for a 4 day party to celebrate all that
is insecure in the world.

Sounds like fun? We'll be sending out a primer e-mail with more
information on the conference for anyone interested!

Cheers,
Applied Cybersecurity



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