2021 MIDDLE TN CYBER CONFERENCE October 2021~CtF May 2022~In-person
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Image by Pete Linforth ~ Pixaby
The Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security and TCAT Shelbyville are proud to once again bring together individuals from education, government, and industry for a different type of conference this year. We will be interviewing cybersecurity experts and having a virtual capture the flag this fall. We do plan on having an in-person conference May 2022!
We are committed to showcasing the latest information, strategies, best practices, and innovative solutions to address today’s challenges in cybersecurity - by doing it with interviews and a CtF again this fall.
This year, the CtF will be made up of real-world servers with vulnerabilities baked into them that participants must find and capture keys. More information, including the rules and registration are listed here. The CtF will be limited to 75 participants - register early! The CtF is being held on October 20, 2021 - 8:30am CST- If you would like to register for the CtF this fall, contact steve.mallard[@]tcatshelbyville.edu
In 2020, the program consisted of two elements. The first, interviewed subject matter experts about current and future concerns surrounding Information Technology and Infrastructure Management - posted here as articles. The second element, we conducted a remote Capture the Flag (CtF). The CtF was made up of real-world servers with vulnerabilities baked into them that participants found and captured digital flags More information, including the rules and registration are listed below. The CtF had 30 entries and was a success.
The servers were isolated in a NOC/SOC operated by the Information Technology and Infrastructure Management program at the TCAT Shelbyville MTEC Cyber Center.
Interviews with Subject Matter Experts are here
The winners of the 2020 Middle TN Cyber Conference CtF were -
1st Place Adam Marthaler 24500 points Team
1st Place John O'Keefe-Odom 13500 points Team
2nd Place Joe Littleton 7000 points
3rd Place Daniel Arnold 3500 points
The Middle Tennessee Cyber Conference proudly supports the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) Initiative. https://bit.ly/2mGHimo A special thank you goes to the students and faculty at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Shelbyville for designing and running the Capture the Flag (CtF) competition. It should be noted that the students of this college designed, built, and run all technical aspects of the CtF!
Cybersecurity Awareness Month – observed every October – was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. Since its original inception under leadership from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), Cybersecurity Awareness Month has grown exponentially, reaching consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation. Now in its 17th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact co-led by NCSA and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA).
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