Tuesday 14th May[masked]:00 – 21:30, Compass House (COM014), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, CB5 8DZ
Hosted by the Cyber Security & Networking Research Group, Anglia Ruskin University, British Computer Society (BCS) Cybercrime Forensics Special Internet Group’s, UK Cyber Security Forum Cambridge Cluster and OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Cambridge Chapter.
CTF (Capture The Flag) is a type of computer security competition. Contestants are presented with a set of challenges and puzzles which test their creativity, technical coding (and googling) skills, and problem-solving ability. Challenges usually cover a number of categories and when solved, each yields a “flag” which is submitted to a real-time scoring service. The difficulty levels are from beginner to advanced.
CTF tournaments are a great and fun way for software developers to learn a wide array of application security skills in a safe and legal environment.
Top scorers will win prizes kindly donated by cyber security technology vendors.
Most programming languages supported.
IMPORTANT: Please bring your own LAPTOP and a charger for the event.
Andy Baldwin, Regional Cyber Crime Prevent Officer, ERSOU, “CyberChoices: Diverting talented and curious youngsters from Risk to Reward”
From a BT apprenticeship and subsequent moves, Andy installed and maintained a variety of telecommunications and building systems. He took this experience into Law Enforcement in 2004, as a technical support officer for the National Crime Squad and it’s successors.
In 2015 he transferred to the National Cyber Crime Unit where he contributed to on-line investigations and later worked with partners at the National Cyber Security Centre, using threat intelligence to help make the UK’s cyber space safer. In 2017 he moved on to regional policing, where he is now a Cyber Prevent Officer, aiming to inspire youngsters to use their cyber skills ethically and legally.
Aleksander Gorkowienko, Managing Consultant, Spirent, “Security of ICS/SCADA in 2019. Did we learn on our mistakes?”
Aleksander is an experienced professional with more than 20 years of experience in IT security in the UK and across Europe. Passionate about the benefits that modern technology can deliver, able to find the right path for businesses in rapidly changing the current cybersecurity landscape. Helping organisations across different sectors to protect their precious data, intellectual property and reputation. Aleksander is also an established trainer and security advisor, helping to build cybersecurity awareness and to protect digital identity. Aleksander is a managing consultant in Spirent Security Labs team, developing their services and capabilities in the UK and across EMEA.
The talk is about exploring what the industry learned from its mistakes in the past. We shall check what the newest trends in exploitation and attacking ICS systems are, but also how industrial systems can be defended. The author will share his own reflections but also the insights and findings from his team, specialised in the security of ICS/SCADA and conducting hundreds of security assessments across the globe.
18:00 – 18:30: Registration, Pizza & Beer (Compass House Foyer/Cafe)
18:30 – 18:40 Welcome from the OWASP Cambridge Chapter Leader, Adrian Winckles, Director of Cyber Security & Networking Research Group, Anglia Ruskin University, (COM014)
18:40 – 19:10 Andy Baldwin, Regional Cyber Crime Prevent Officer, ERSOU, “CyberChoices: Diverting talented and curious youngsters from Risk to Reward”
19:10 – 19:40 Aleksander Gorkowienko, Managing Consultant, Spirent, “Security of ICS/SCADA in 2019. Did we learn on our mistakes?”
19:40 – 21:30 Capture the Flag – OWASP Challenges (Avatao)
Participation is free but the number of seats is strictly limited so reservation is recommended.
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