Monday, May 19, 2014

Security Challenge at ITWeb Security Summit

The ITWeb Security Summit is just around the corner, and speakers, exhibitors and visitors alike are finalising their plans.

We expect this year to be filled with excellent talks, presentations and exhibits to help South Africans in all industries and environments benefit from what has been learnt the past year, as well as what we need to do going forward to ensure the security of our people and systems.

This year Telspace will host a security challenge at the summit. The goal of the challenge is to test the skills of information security enthusiasts at the summit. Contestants are required to attempt to hack into a test environment, hosted on a Wi-Fi network, and obtain a flag from the competition server. The first two contestants that are able to explain how they obtained the flag, as well as present it, will be awarded with a Pebble watch.
The challenge aims for contestants to think out of the box, to think logically about how the system is put together, and how it can be exploited. 
Automated tools and exploits will be of little help and what seems to be secure may turn out not to be. The challenge is designed to be both fun and challenging at the same time. Do you have what it takes?
Try out your skills and techniques on the Telspace challenge while you are at the summit – you might walk away with a prize. Be sure to visit our stand often as we might drop a clue or two as the summit progresses.

Details on how to gain access to the system will be provided at the Telspace Systems stand in the exhibition hall, as well as on the coupon in the ITWeb Security Summit booklet. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note that the challenge is not open to staff of companies exhibiting at the summit, or their immediate families.

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