It’s about that time for SEORG and the SEVillage at DEF CON to start accepting registrants for the SECTF4Kids competition to be held Saturday, August 8th at DEF CON 23. This year’s theme is “An Amazing Race!”
To help decide if the SECTF4Kids is right for the kids and parents we have provided a set of guidelines that outline the proficiency levels recommended for maximum amusement and pleasure for all.
This truly unique event will challenge and test your social engineering skills. During the SECTF at DEF CON each contestant will have 25 minutes during their assigned time slot to call the target company and extract as many flags as possible. Then the true battle begins to determine “WHO IS THE SOCIAL ENGINEER CHAMPION?”
As sophisticated, targeted attacks become increasingly prevalent, today’s organizations are being challenged, now more than ever. Our purpose at this event is to demonstrate the ease with which a human can be compromised and shed light on the repercussions of human-based attacks.
We have released the fifth annual Social-Engineer Capture the Flag Report, compiled from the Social-Engineer Capture the Flag competition at DEF CON 22.
The sweat has finally dried and we are back to the normal swing of things here at Social-Engineer. I scoff at my own ridiculous self as I write that sentence and say, “What is normal?” But never-the-less, we wanted to give you a small glimpse of the craziness that was DEF CON 22 and the […]
As written by Stephanie Carruthers The Social Engineering Capture The Flag (SECTF) is a competition that is held at DEF CON. The competition is comprised of two parts, an information gathering phase and live call phase. A target company is randomly assigned and the information gathering stage begins with research of the company (by only using […]
Black tee shirts? Check. Lockpicks? Check. Credit card skimmer? Check. I would say someone is getting ready to go to Vegas for Black Hat and DEF CON. Many of you may be rolling your eyes at the thought of another “Safety First” blog. But we in education understand that repetition is the name of the game. […]