Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Break - 11/28/2014 Meeting

No meeting this week because of Thanksgiving Break. Eat good food and enjoy the holidays!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mini-CTF hosted by Raytheon - 11/21/2014 Meeting

Raytheon will be hosting our weekly meeting this Friday by putting on their own small security CTF right here at RPI for anyone to participate in.

There will be plenty of food and refreshments with the CTF running from 5-10pm. Raytheon has a lot of cool work related to computer security and they're always looking for interns and fulltime employees. Be sure to stick around and chat with the engineers if you're looking to land something.



Some of our members have interned with Raytheon, so feel free to chat with any of us about them anytime before or after the meeting otherwise.

WHERE: DCC 318 
WHEN: 5pm Friday, November 21st

Bring your laptop & chargers!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CSAW CTF 2014 Finals Results

This past weekend a bunch of us RPISEC members headed down to New York City to participate in NYU Poly's cyber security awareness week (CSAW) conference and competitions. RPISEC placed among the best undergraduate CTF teams of hundreds in CSAW's September 2014 qualifying event, moving us on to the finalist CTF event onsite at NYU Poly's campus in Brooklyn.

Four of our members competed in the CTF, while a handful of others came along to attend THREADS, participate in the DHS Homeland Security Quiz competition, and network with people from industry.

Our four person CTF team ended up placing 3rd behind PPP1 and PPP2 putting us on the pedestal for the first time in a few years. We also took 1st and 2nd in the DHS Security Quiz competition which is always a competition our club loves to compete in. Annually CSAW is the event we strive to do our best in and we were more than happy with this year's results. It couldn't have worked out much better for us.











RPISEC - CTF Team - 3rd Place:
Patrick Biernat
Sophia D'Antoine
Markus Gaasedelen
Austin Ralls

RPISEC1 - DHS Quiz Team - 1st Place:
Alex Bulazel
Ben Kaiser
Kibo Schaffer

RPISEC2 - DHS Quiz Team - 2nd Place:
Patrick Biernat
Sophia D'Antoine
Markus Gaasedelen
Austin Ralls

We'll be looking forward to CSAW 2015!

Friday, November 7, 2014

ARM Exploitation with Matasano Security - 11/7/2014 Meeting


This week’s meeting we will be having an alumni from Matasano Security dropping by to lead a talk on ARM Exploitation, the CPU architecture found in devices such as our phones, tablets, and Raspberry Pi’s. Jay Smith graduated from RPI in 2010 and has been working at Matasano Security out in NYC for a few years now.



We’ve sent some interns their way over the past few summers and they serve as an awesome sponsor to our club. Last time Matasano came to visit they provided food and some swag for the meeting, but I offer zero guarantees for tomorrow night.

WHERE: DCC 318
WHEN: 5pm Friday, November 7th

If this sounds interesting check this out too: https://www.defcon.org/images/defcon-18/dc-18-presentations/Avraham/DEFCON-18-Avraham-Modern%20ARM-Exploitation.pdf