Hosted by the Connecticut Cybersecurity Center, CyberSEED brings together dozens of universities and colleges to compete in unique cybersecurity challenges for awesome prizes.
George Smirnoff is Security Chief Information Officer for Synchrony and runs the Information Security group.
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.
Students should be prepared with laptops. The ability to execute code in a Linux environment (physical or virtual) will be helpful but not required.
The prizes break down as follows:
CyberSEED is held on University of Connecticut's Storrs Campus in the Rome Commons Ballroom.
626 Gilbert Road Ext. Storrs, CT 06269
The South Garage (paid parking) is within a 5-minute walk, for those who are driving.
Bradley International Airport (BDL) serves the greater Hartford area.
Take S-91 toward Hartford. Take exit 35A I-291E toward Manchester. Follow signs for I-84E/Boston. On I-84 take exit 68 CT-195 toward Tolland/Mansfield. Turn right onto CT-195S/Merrow Rd. Follow for 7 miles. Turn right onto Bolton Road. The Rome Commons Ballroom is on the right.