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FBIT holds 2014 Capture the Flag cybersecurity competition

From left: Suleman Ali; Alex Keller; Garrett Hayes, Master of Science student and Security Researcher in the UOIT’s Advanced Networking Technologies and Security Lab; Jason Whelan;  Shaikh Farhan Rashid; Dr. Khalil El-Khatib, Associate Professor, FBIT; and Brent MacRae.
From left: Suleman Ali; Alex Keller; Garrett Hayes, Master of Science student and Security Researcher in the UOIT’s Advanced Networking Technologies and Security Lab; Jason Whelan; Shaikh Farhan Rashid; Dr. Khalil El-Khatib, Associate Professor, FBIT; and Brent MacRae.

Posing as malicious hackers or security consultants, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Networking and Information Technology (IT) Security students put their skills to the test while trying to hack into and to remove vulnerabilities from an enterprise network as part of the third-annual Capture the Flag information systems security competition.

Co-ordinated by UOIT’s Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) and sponsored by Symantec, Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Sentry Metrics and TSM Group, the competition gave students from UOIT and the Turku University of Applied Science in Finland an opportunity to capitalize on their comprehensive knowledge of information security and networking technologies.

“Congratulations to our Networking and IT Security students on another successful Capture the Flag event,” said Dr. Pamela Ritchie, Dean, FBIT. “This was another example of the exciting international collaboration opportunities students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology receive as part of their education.”

Competition challenges included:

  • Breaking into corporate webservers, email and cloud storage accounts.
  • Exploiting web browsers.
  • Stealing remote access keys.
  • Removing the discovered vulnerabilities.
The competition was followed by a reception where winners received certifications and prizes.
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