CyberSEED'21

Sponsor

What is CyberSEED ?

Cybersecurity Competitions at the University of Connecticut

March 27, 2021

Due to the pandemic, this edition will be online!

George Hosted by the Connecticut Advanced Computing Center (CACC), CyberSEED brings together dozens of universities and colleges to compete in unique cybersecurity challenges for awesome prizes.

Registration

Deadline: March 20, 2021 March 25, 2021

Students Synchrony employees

Due to the pandemic, CyberSEED'21 is a completely online event. Yet, this should not stop us from having a blast! As before, we welcome teams who will compete in a new and exciting capture the flag event designed specifically for this latest installment of CyberSEED. We look forward to a great event with broad participation. Let the fun begin!

Speakers

Gleb Gleb Reznik is the Chief Information Security Officer for Synchrony and runs the Information Security group.

Competition

The Capture the Flag Competition will touch on a variety of cybersecurity challenges including a set of flags focusing on reverse engineering, web application security, network traffic analysis, cryptography, amongst others. The competition will require breadth of skills including some basic scripted programming capabilities as well as a facility with network monitoring and forensics tools.

Competition platform provided by Cyber Skyline. CyberSkyline

Logistics and Activities

  • Where The event is completely online. We will be using Slack to coordinate the event and communicate with all the teams during the event.
  • When The event will take place on March 27, 2021 from 8AM to 5PM Eastern time. Orientation will take place at the start of the event.
  • Prizes Winners will have to register with the UConn system (become a vendor) to claim their winnings.
  • Panel A virtual panel will take place concurrently with the event. It will use a digital platfrom like Webex or Zoom to host the event. Details on the program will be forthcoming.

Student Requirements:

Students should be prepared with laptops. The ability to execute code in a Linux environment (physical or virtual) will be helpful but not required.

Prizes

Prizes

The prizes break down as follows:

  • First place: $3,000
  • Second place: $2,500
  • Third place: $2,000
  • Fourth place: $1,500
  • Fifth place: $1,000
  • Sixth place: $500
  • Seventh place: $250
  • Eight place: $250
  • Ninth place: $250
  • Tenth place: $250

Agenda

TBA

Day Schedule

Time Event
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast and Registration
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Opening Remarks and Kickoff. Gleb Reznik, Synchrony
9:15 AM Competition commences
10:00 AM Concurrent Panel
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch break for panelist
5:00 PM Close of competition
5:00 PM : 5:30 PM Scoring break
5:30 PM Awards and closing

FAQ

  • How can participants register ?

    Competitors must register as a team.

  • How large (or small) can teams be ?

    Team Size - Minimum: 2 Maximum: 4

  • Are there any legal documentation to take care off ?

    Completion of the CyberSEED Liability Waiver is required to participate in the competition. Please email completed forms to engr-cyberseed@uconn.edu.

  • What if my contact information changed since my last CyberSEED participation ?

    If you are a prior CyberSEED participant and have completed supplier (vendor) setup previously, you must log into HuskyBuy to ensure your mailing address is correct and update as necessary.

  • What is the story with the HuskyBuy Supplier Portal ?

    HuskyBuy Supplier Portal – Existing Suppliers: UConn upgraded their supplier (vendor) system to HuskyBuy in July 2018. Existing suppliers received email communication from UConn regarding the transition and how to access supplier accounts. With the system change, all supplier updates must be made by the supplier using the HuskyBuy Supplier Portal.

  • How do I proceed with the HuskyBuy Supplier Portal if I'm new to CyberSEED ?

    HuskyBuy Supplier Portal – New Supplier Registration: New Suppliers will receive an email invitation from huskybuyvendor@uconn.edu titled “Supplier Invitation for University of Connecticut”. Follow the link in the email to the HuskyBuy Supplier Portal via the Register Now button. As a first time supplier you will be asked to create a new account. Click the Continue with Registration button to continue. After successful submission of your application you will receive confirmation of registration.

Organizers

UCONN UCONN

Venue

This edition of CyberSEED is completely online to keep the pandemic at bay!

History & Facts

  • October 2019 - UCONN Hosts CyberSEED'19
  • October 2017 - UCONN Hosts CyberSEED'17
  • October 2016 - UCONN Hosts CyberSEED'16
  • October 2015 - UCONN Hosts CyberSEED'15
  • February 24, 2015 - The chief cybersecurity adviser for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) joins a distinguished group of cybersecurity experts to discuss the evolving cyber threat landscape and the role that industry is playing in safeguarding the nation's critical infrastructure.
  • October 20, 2014 - CyberSEED launches only six months after CSI was established on the Uconn Storrs campus. The center unites the expertise of researchers within Uconn's existing Center for Hardware Assurance, Security and Engineering, and Comcast's leadership in internet systems security.
  • April 10, 2014 - The University of Connecticut, home to the nation's foremost center on hardware security, and Comcast announce the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI) at UConn.