Security Practices and Research Student Association (SPARSA)
The Security Practices and Research Student Association is an RIT student run organization that addresses security-related issues and how these issues affect multiple majors and disciplines. The ultimate goal of this organization is to provide students with experience in information security and job opportunities in information security (infosec) related fields. This includes aiding members in the search for both co-operative education (co-op) and full-time employment opportunities.
The Information Security Talent Search (ISTS) competition is an annual three day cyber attack/defend competition hosted at the Rochester Institute of Technology by SPARSA. Each year, colleges from around the North East compete for the coveted title of ISTS champion. Competitors are faced with a wide variety of challenges which are designed to cover as many facets of computing security, system administration, networking, and programming as possible. These challenges include code review, architecture design, incident response, and policy writing all while defending a completely student built infrastructure.
System Administration, Network Administration, System Security, Network Security, E-Commerce Security, Web, DNS, Mail, File Services, Crypto, Binary Analysis, Intrusion Detection
Operate and Maintain, Protect and Defend
Orientation & Team Structure
Team Attack/ Defense
Website & Schedule
ISTI 16 is being held Feb 2nd – 4th, 2018