BAE Systems Applied Intelligence: CTF Sat 25th Nov 2017Published: Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Sign up by Friday 18th November
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence are running a Capture the Flag (CTF) event, a day of cyber security challenges and games, on Saturday 25th November. Anybody who is currently enrolled at University of Manchester can sign up and play. There are prizes for the winning team and goodies for anyone taking part! Following on from last year, there will be a wide range of challenges for you to learn from including shell coding, cryptanalysis, forensics, reverse engineering, problem solving, packet analysis and hacking trivia.
The competition is being held in the Collab1 and Collab2 rooms in the Kilburn building and will start at 10:00 and finish at 16:00, with lunch provided by us. We’ll be around all day to provide hints and tips on the challenges and are happy to discuss careers in cyber security and software engineering in BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. If you’re interested please send us an email and sign up!
This 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 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 Friday 18th November. We will email you to confirm your place and provide more details on the event and what you need to bring. We really hope to see you there.
(from the BAE Systems Applied Intelligence CTF team)