Capture The Flag: Cybersecurity Workshop - Friday 30th August 2019

Capture The Flag: Cybersecurity Workshop - Friday 30th August 2019
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Workshop Participant Fully Booked £20.00
Accompanying Adult Fully Booked £9.00
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"What’s a Capture the Flag?"
In technology and computing, a Capture the Flag event is where individuals (often teams) compete to hack into a device, website or network the quickest and recover a series of secret ‘flags’. Flags usually take the form of a short password or phrase and can be hidden anywhere. Flags are entered into a central scoreboard to track everyone’s progress – whoever captures them all the fastest wins.

What’s the challenge?
Darkbook is a small social network set up by a group of friends. The community has grown a bit recently and the admin team are worried they may soon become a target for hackers looking to steal user data and snoop on private messages. They’ve asked you to perform a pentest on the site – expose any vulnerabilities so the security team can fix them before a real attack can occur. If you get stuck, hints are available on the scoreboard and if you get really stuck, just give one of the team a shout.

Aims of the day
  • Capture all six flags as you pentest the site and look for vulnerabilities.
  • Learn about common web vulnerabilities and exploits and how they might be prevented.
  • Understand some key cybersecurity concepts and recognize how cybersecurity impacts our everyday lives”

This workshop is aimed at anyone above the age of 12. Please note that all under 14's must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
The fee is £20 for workshop participants, whether an adult or a child. Accompanying adults are charged our standard entry fee of £9.
Although the booking is for a specific time slot, entry to the museum is permitted all day. The museum is open from 10am to 5pm.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be available from our Pac Lunch Shop. There's plenty of seating for non-participants :)

Date: Friday 30th August 2019
Start time: 11am
Lunch: 1pm for 30 minutes
End time: 3:30pm

Spaces for the workshop are limited, so booking is required to ensure your place.

Payment is taken by PayPal immediately. Please print a copy of the receipt that is displayed at the end of the payment process and bring it with you as your e-ticket.

Remember - All proceeds go to support our Computing Museum!


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