School of Computing

Feb 15
11:00 - 12:00
CTF: Teaching through Gamification of Practical Security Concepts
School of Computing - Security Group Seminar
Speaker: Calvin Brierley

Abstract

Capture the flag competitions are commonly used to provide a creative method to test players' security skills. By supplying deliberately vulnerable programs or machines, students can test what they learned in lectures by trying for themselves against virtual environments that mimic realistic scenarios. In this seminar, we will go over how this approach helped masters students to improve and how this platform can be easily expanded for new security topics.

Bio

Calvin Brierley is a PhD candidate at the University of Kent. His area of research covers ransomware and its potential impact on the Internet of Things. He is currently exploring IoT ransomware persistence and potential device ransomware candidates. In his spare time he takes part in capture the flag competitions and has also helped create a competition platform for use at the University of Kent.

Location

SW101,
Cornwallis South West,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT2 7NF
United Kingdom
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Details

Open to everyone, especially those interested in cyber security research,

Free



Contact: Jason R.C. Nurse
E: j.r.c.nurse@kent.ac.uk

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Last Updated: 14/08/2015