MEI Security (Stoughton, MA) will support a Cyber “Capture The Flag” Workshop at the Boston Application Security Conference in Burlington, MA, October 14th. The conference is free of charge.
MEI’s Arena workshop is an Attack/Defend Information Security challenge where teams of competitors defend their own services (web services and others) and launch attacks against competing teams. Teams may choose to attack or defend (or both). Additional challenges include recovering after attacks, handling common InfoSec tasks like investigations, advisories, requirements to spin up new services, and gaining control of IoT devices which may be available on the network. It’s like running your own IT Security team (in a relatively safe and relatively isolated, fictional network environment) but – you CAN’T get fired for a breach and you CAN attack your adversaries!!
Capture the Flag exercises are useful tools to help individuals and organizations harden their information security postures, reduce attack surfaces, and burnish penetration testing skills, to decrease risk to organizations and individuals in our ever-changing threatscape.
The Boston Application Security Conference is held courtesy of OWASP Boston. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). MEI Security is pleased be an NCSAM Champion and to partner with these organizations and programs. @OWASPBOSTON @BASConf @StaySafeOnline #NCSAM #CyberAware
Conference tickets and tickets to the workshop are found here. Workshop participants must first have a conference ticket and present ID to gain access to the host facility, then an additional ticket for the workshop. All tickets are free of charge. A participant briefing describing the arena and rules of engagement will be held at 9am. The challenge will commence at 10am, scoring will conclude at 4pm. As Defender seats and resources are limited, please do not register for a Defender ticket if your team is not committed to defending provided resources throughout the challenge.
For more information contact MEI Security at 617-544-7233, firstname.lastname@example.org, @meisecurity