RVAs3c CTF Thank You & Survey!

Dear RVAs3c CTF participants,

First, apologies that it took me a month to get this out.

Second,

Thank you SO much for coming to the conference, and competing in our Capture the Flag contest this year! We hope you had as much fun playing as we did building it!

There were 37 accounts in total, with 25 of them scoring points (some of the teams that scored nothing were made in error, were duplicates, or were admin accounts) and our perspective was that about half of the attendees were using individual accounts, with the other half using a shared team account for submissions.

6 out of 6 Tier 1 challenges were solved. 4 out of 5 Tier 2 challenges were solved, and 1 out of 4 Tier 3 challenges were solved.

We saw a very even progression of points from 25th all the way up to 1st place, which leads us to infer that we presented a very broad spectrum of challenges that catered to every experience level. Hopefully that was the case for you!

Below is a link to a short survey we’ve crafted, and we would greatly appreciate your feedback about the event, to include how the registration process was, whether we had enough space, the quality of the challenges, and what you’d like to see next year.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F79NRPJ

SecuraBit Episode 127: Women IT Ninjas!

May 21st, 2014

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SecuraBit Episode 126: Holy Shnikeys, Drones, and ArchAssault!

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  • Drones and ARM fun!
  • ArchAssault Linux
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SecuraBit Episode 125: Mardi Gras Delight!

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    • June 19-22, 2014 in New Orleans, LA

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  • RVAsec CTF

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SecuraBit Episode 124: We are ALL The Cavalry!

February 19th, 2014

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    • No firewalls on networks created via USB/Firewire/Bluetooth/etc ports.

  • NTP can be very dangerous and evil!

    • Everything relies on timing.

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SecuraBit Episode 123: Security Jedi 101

January 15th, 2013

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  • Reducing your attack surface

    • The Java the Challenge – See how many weeks you can go without Java installed

  • Get Focused!

    • Identify: Find the root cause of your top problem

    • Align: Build a project plan and get sponsorship

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  • Transition from ineffective processes and philosophies, make technology an enablement tool, not just another tool to misappropriate and be frustrated by.

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SecuraBit Episode 122: Risky Bitcoin Insurance!

SecuraBit Episode 122: Risky Bitcoin Insurance!

December 11th, 2013

 

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    • Who is liable when a car gets hacked and kills someone?

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SecuraBit Episode 121: SecureDrop and Bro with Robots!

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SecuraBit Episode 120: Nonprofits and Bounties!

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  • Securing Change

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  • Bugcrowd

    • Get paid to find vulnerabilities

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SecuraBit Episode 119: BlackArch & Derbycon <3

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    • A complementary expansion to Arch Linux for penetration testers.

 

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