Two weeks remain for wannabe hackers to enter this year’s exclusive HackFu event and learn new skills.
Described as “a massive test of endurance as well as skill”, this year’s event is the eight organised by MWR Infosecurity and it aims to test and improve existing cyber security and team work skills through a series of tasks and challenges. The challenges that the teams will face include, but are not limited to: network infrastructure, web applications, hardware reversing, radio frequencies, operating systems, logic puzzles all the way through to bespoke systems like message queues and SAP. Details are under wraps until the event, but the deadline for entrants is 30th April.
Held during 11th and 13th June in Rutland region, the event sees contestants face a variety of activities designed around hacking, scripting, tinkering, lock-picking and crypto.
Last year attendees had to try and exploit both common and bespoke weaknesses in all manner of systems and technologies, from replicas of corporate networks to smartphones, physical security devices, replica Hardware Security Modules, wireless networks and even locate radio tagged cattle.
Martyn Ruks, technical director at MWR InfoSecurity, said: “MWR strongly believes that the shortage of cyber security skills can only be addressed properly by allowing individuals to find their passion for it and be provided with the opportunity to grow their interest and further develop their talent.
“These competitions will help us not only find the brightest technical minds, but also the creative thinkers and problem solvers that this industry so desperately needs and demands.”
Ahead of the June event, MWR has launched an online challenge and a local writer competition, prizes for which include a place at the invite-only event.
More information is on the HackFu website