South Florida ISSA – Hack the Flag
(supported by HackMiami)
HackMiami is the premier resource in South Florida for the recruitment of highly skilled hackers that specialize in vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, digital forensics, and all manner of information technology and security.
HackMiami is made up of experienced information security professionals that have years of experience working with large corporations, governments, and small businesses.
Members of HackMiami are on the cutting edge of vulnerability research and regularly present at local information security group meetings (ISSA, OWASP) and international hacking conferences around the world (Defcon, HOPE, OWASP AppSec, Hacker Halted).
HackMiami seeks to develop and harness the participation of the information security community through regular meetings, presentations, labs and competitions. These events allow the hacker community a forum to present their research, develop new techniques and methodologies, and at the same time provides valuable a networking resource for contracting opportunities.
Hack Miami will be running the "Samurai CTF" at this years Hack the Flag. This is a brand new aspect to the SFISSA's HTF event. This contest is intended for those that are either complete newbies or have a moderate level of experience, but aren't quite ready for the bloodshed of the Ninja CTF.
The word samurai is somewhat analogous to European knight: they were considered nobility, worked for noble higher-ups, and were renowned for their great bravery and code of honor. Ninja, on the other hand, were well-disguised mercenary assassins governed by no code save secrecy.
One of the benefits of this contest is that you will be using a bootable "live CD". What this means to you, is that aside from having all the great tools that you need for the contest, you most likely not have to worry about your computer being hacked while it is running the Samurai live CD. All you will need to do is put the Samurai live CD into your CDROM drive and power up!
CTF, web hacking
Orientation & Team Structure
Individual web hacking platform (collaboration allowed)
Website & Schedule