CyberCX 2020 Application Security Hackathon

The 2020 Application Security Hackathon is a capture-the-flag competition for information security professionals, code developers and university students across Australia and New Zealand. Individuals or teams of up to 4 players will compete remotely. AISA members can register at discounted cost of $111.75 (incl GST). The event will be held on 20 November 2020 and players can join from anywhere in Australia and New Zealand.

 

 

CyberCX 2020 Application Security Hackathon
The 2020 Application Security Hackathon is a capture-the-flag competition for information security professionals, code developers and university students across Australia and New Zealand. Individuals or teams of up to 4 players will compete remotely. This year there are 2 challenges to choose from catering for a range of abilities, beginner through to advanced. Each challenge (ranging from SQL injection to advanced cryptanalysis and cipher cracking) has a point value based on complexity. But importantly, the featured vulnerabilities have been carefully chosen to simulate the vulnerabilities that are all too commonly found in commercial applications today.

Use capture-the-flag techniques to uncover vulnerabilities in one of two fully functional web applications. Guided by cheat sheets and application security experts, you will become immersed in a “find the vulnerabilities” game where you will quickly learn and apply hacking techniques in a sandbox environment – and all the while, acquire the skills needed to keep data safe.

This event is tailored for information security professionals and code developers looking to test their skills and identify knowledge gaps. It is a hands-on cyber security challenge designed to offer participants practical real-world learning to develop skills.

The challenges involve real websites with simulated traffic, technologies and vulnerabilities that represent actual application behaviours. Unmatched realism delivers long-term memory benefits that “learning by doing” provides to teams that protect your enterprise.

Going beyond the standard approach, we offer virtual guidance to ensure that you and your team make the most out of this training event. Connect virtually with colleagues and peers in this team building opportunity not to mention the prizes and bragging rights for the winners.

Who should attend?

  • IT Security Professionals who are looking for a fun and engaging way to enhance their team skills
  • Software Developers from those with limited security expertise who are looking for hands on challenges, to seasoned developers & testers who are looking to expand their attack and security skills
  • Students who want to join with industry professionals to build skills and take advantage of a completely immersive learning and development opportunity.

Date and time: Friday 20 November 2020, 9am - 5pm AEDT

The Challenges:
2 Challenges to choose from:
– Shadow Bank: Beginner to Advanced
– Gold Standard: Intermediate to Advanced
One challenge per team. Please select your challenge upon ticket purchase.

Teams: Compete as a Team, or as a solo player. The maximum number of players per team is 4. If more than 4 players are attending from the same organisation, please split the teams.

Prizes for the winning team or individual:
 
3 Prizes are awarded for each challenge:
1st Prize $1,000 Gift Card
2nd Prize $600 Gift Card
3rd Prize $400 Gift Card

More information: 
https://www.cybercx.com.au/cybercx-application-security-hackathon/

Cost of Registration: $149 (incl GST)
AISA Member Cost:
$111.75 (incl GST)
. A 25% discount is available for AISA members - Use the code: AISA2020

Register: 
https://www.cybercx.com.au/cybercx-application-security-hackathon/application-security-hackathon-registration/

Contact:
Mikhael Chammaa mobile: 0406 534 860

When
11/20/2020 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Where
Online webinar