Hack to the Future. Part 2
This is a Capture The Flag (CTF) cyber security challenge in Western Australia. A two day event where your skills will be pitted against a range of technical challenges. A cyber security CTF is a type of information security competition where players solve security challenges from categories such as digital forensics, web application exploitation, and cryptography to get flags. Each flag has a points value associated with it based on the difficulty of the challenge. After the success of the first WACTF in 2017, we’ve decided to do it all again with a completely new set of challenges for WACTF 0x02.
This CTF has been built by members of the Perth security community. It’s not a set of theoretical challenges, it’s built from real life examples by people who work in the security field – penetration testers, developers, forensics specialists, etc. – with considerable input from industry. We’ve come together to put this event on to help uplift the profile of cyber security in W.A. – helping not only introduce new people to the field, but also to put industry and individuals together to help stop the brain drain (the exit of talent from WA) that we are seeing.
WACTF is open to individuals and teams up to four players. There are restrictions as to who can claim prizes, see the eligibility section. Registration for all players is necessary. The game will be played onsite at [TO BE ANNOUNCED] where hacker juice and snacks will be provided to players. You will need to bring your laptop with wireless capability.
Prizes - which include a trip to a large Australian or New Zealand security conference - will be awarded to the eligible teams that finish the game in the top places of the scoreboard. The awards ceremony will be a casual event held at the Joint Cyber Security Centre where industry and academic professionals scouting the next generation of Australian cyber security talent are invited to come along.
Registration: Via this form
Open until 24th of November
CTF Time/Date: 09:00 - 18:00 WST
1st & 2nd of December, 2018
Game Location: Somewhere in Perth, Western Austalia
What to bring: Your haxing laptop with wireless capability & ID if you’re eligible for prizes
Awards Ceremony: 17:30 - 19:30 WST 4th of December, 2018
Ceremony Location: Joint Cyber Security Centre
Level 15, 1 William St, Perth
The information security experts who contributed their technical ability to WACTF can be found here.
More to be announced!
This game is open for people in Western Australia who are starting out or hoping to start out in the information security or penetration testing field. To be eligible for prizes you must fit into one of the following categories:
If you fall outside of the list you’re still welcome to register and play; however, you won’t be eligible for the prizes.Tweets by capture_tf
WACTF is played on premise, and there will be challenges only solvable in person. However, if your circumstances make it difficult for you to attend in person, you can request to play offsite. You will need to provide a static IP address with your request to: [email protected]. Please note that approval for competing offsite is made at the sole discretion of game organisers.
Somewhere in Perth, Western Austalia
One of the core aims of WACTF is to bring together industry and individuals. We see too much good talent leaving WA due to an overall low level of awareness of the need for cyber-security related skills, or the inability for entities to find the right talent.
If you would like to come along to WACTF as an observer, or attend our awards and networking session following the event, please register your interest in the form to the right and we’ll keep you informed as we progress.
We are open to additional industry involvement and support to help make WACTF even more successful. If you would like to get involved to support, please get in touch here.