For the third year in a row, we delivered an echoCTF based competition for the Cyber Sabers Hackathon 2019. Cyber Sabers Hackathon is considered one of the most important competitions in the Saudi Arabia's region and is a part of the MENA ISC security conference.
The two day event invited students from both public and private KSA universities to participate in a dynamic CTF challenge in order to apply what they learned and gain new and hands-on experiences.
For the first time we delivered an echoCTF based competition in Mexico. HackMex is a yearly CTF competition that is organised by the Instituto Politécnico Nacional of Mexico.
Our goal for HackMex 2019 was to deliver an online CTF competition for university students to measure the technological capacity of Mexico, in an academic environment with international projections. But the event grew so much attention that eventually teams from universities as well as professionals were accepted to participate.
We’re back from another successful echoCTF based Hackathon that took place in Riyadh (KSA) for the MENA ISC 2017, which was organized by our partners at VirtuPort.
This was the largest and most dazzling implementation of echoCTF we’ve performed so far. Fourteen teams with more than 60 participants in total, competed for the prizes. echoCTF included 60 target servers in total, of which 20 targets were PLCs embedded on a model city in order to provide smart functionality for the city infrastructure and visualization of impacts when such infrastructure is successfully attacked.