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Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 23 February 2012 -- What first began as a
small gathering for computer security enthusiasts in 2002, Hack In The
Box Security Conference (HITBSecConf) has since grown into a must attend
event in the calendar of security professionals from around the world.
In May this year, HITBSecConf will again return to Amsterdam for the
European leg of its conference where it will unleash Bank0verflow - the
latest evolution of its Capture The Flag competition.
A team-based, âlive hackingâ challenge, the CTF competition is not only
a huge crowd puller but annually attracts top players and unearths up
and coming talent from all over Asia and Europe. Players come to not
only prove their skills amongst their peers but to also claim the
bragging rights of competing in one of the most grueling network
security âgamesâ around.
The latest evolution of the CTF - âBank0verflowâ - will comprise both
attack and defense modules. Bank0verflow will see teams of 3 provided
with a set of custom vulnerable services and web applications. Teams
need to exploit their rivalsâ machines to retrieve pre configured
âflagsâ to score offensive points and obtain defensive points by keeping
their own vulnerable services running.
âIn Bank0verflow, each team will own a bank and will start with the same
amount of âmoneyâ in their accounts. Teams need to acquire âspiesâ to
infiltrate their rival banks to score offensive points and defensive
points are obtained when teams keep their bank âutilitiesâ upâ, said
Jurre âDr Whaxâ van Bergen, HITB.nl CTF Overlord.
âThis is also the first time that we are collaborating with the guys
from the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP Netherlands) in
putting together a Capture the Flag game and we are really excited to be
working with them!â, he continued.
The competition kicks off at 10:30 CET on the 24th of May at the Okura
Hotel in Amsterdam and will run across two days. The CTF will be held at
the open Technology Showcase Arena so members of the public can come and
watch the competition and cheer for favoured teams throughout both
conference days. Winners will be announced at the conference closing
session on the 25th.
âHITBâs CTF offers a unique insight into the mind of a hacker and has
been used by corporations from the oil and gas industry to Big 5
consulting firms to not only test and evaluate their internal team
capabilities plus uncover unique skills amongst their work force but to
also scout for fresh, new talentâ, said Dhillon Kannabhiran, Founder and
Chief Executive Officer at Hack In The Box.
Teams can register for the competition by emailing
ctfinfo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with their team name and member details.
Registration is free and on a first come, first serve basis but there
are limited slots and this yearâs CTF can accommodate a maximum of 8
teams (3 members per team) so participants are urged to sign up early.
For more information on HITBSecConf2012 â
Amsterdam and the Capture The Flag competition, please see:
http://conference.hitb.nl/hitbsecconf2012ams/ or follow our
@hitbsecconf Twitter account (#HITB2012AMS)
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