BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, Capture the Flag: Sat 22nd Oct 2016, Collab1Published: Tuesday, 18 October 2016
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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence are running a Capture the Flag (CTF) event, a day of cyber security challenges and games, on Saturday 22nd October in the Kilburn building Manchester. Anybody who is currently enrolled at the University of Manchester can sign up and play. There are prizes for the winning team and goodies for anyone taking part!
The competition will be held in Collab 1 & 2, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 16:00, with lunch provided by BAE Systems. They'll be around all day to provide hints and tips on the challenges and are happy to discuss careers in cybersecurity and software engineering in BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. If you’re interested, send them an email to sign up (detail below).
This indoor CTF event is a team-based challenge for teams of 2 to 6 players. If you don’t have a team yet then don’t worry – come along anyway as teams will be created on the day. The challenges will involve breaking into vulnerable websites, cracking ciphers, forensic searches, reverse engineering and much more. No previous experience of these kinds of challenge is necessary; they are designed for computer science students who like taking things apart and seeing how they work.
To sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org from your university email account with the following information:
- Your full name
- Your team name (if applicable)
- Your year of study
- Your course title
If you are signing up on behalf of others, please include the above information for them too. The deadline for signing up is Wednesday 19th October. BAE will email you to confirm your place and provide more details on the event and what you need to bring. This follows on from a successful event in 2015 and will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about security including third year students enrolled on COMP38411: Cryptography and Network Security.
Please note that you will need an Out of Hours Pass to attend this event, if you don't yet have one you need to apply for one now.