FLCyberCon Attendees Receive Discounted Rate at The Westin Tampa Waterside

The Westin Tampa Waterside is offering conference attendees a discounted rate of $199 per night. To take advantage of this special rate, you must use the following link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1806045631&key=B080B44.

From The Westin Tampa Waterside website:

“Relax, refresh, and enhance your well-being with a visit to The Westin Tampa Waterside. Perched on the waterfront in the heart of downtown Tampa, FL, just steps from the convention center, our newly renovated hotel welcomes you with an effortless blend of modern elegance and first-rate service. This gorgeous hotel recently went through an $18 million transformation, bringing our guests a revitalized look and feel for an elite getaway experience.”

Duel Factor CTF Challenge Announced

Test your skills across a range of systems as you explore the virtual city of Sunnyville, traversing a series of challenges to find and capture flags hidden throughout the city’s network infrastructure. Compete as an individual or in teams of two, using penetration testing and digital forensic skills to gather clues and collect evidence, rising in the ranks with each flag captured. Set your own pace as you pursue threads of artifacts in a timed, scored environment. Each thread is built around a specific security skill set, such as web, SQL, and password security, and recovering artifacts gets harder as you progress through this interactive, adaptive challenge. Hosted by the Florida CyberHub, this event includes prizes for the top individual player and top team. More details to come!

Who can participate?

The Duel Factor CTF Challenge is open to any registered attendee of Florida Cyber Conference 2018 and designed for players who possess intermediate-to-advanced cybersecurity knowledge and skills. Players may participate as individuals or in teams of two.

What skills do I need to participate?

The following skills will be tested during the Duel Factor CTF Challenge:

  • Linux command line knowledge
  • Windows and Linux service exploitation
  • Port scanning, network scanning, vulnerability scanning
  • SQL injection
  • PHP code exploitation
  • PII discovery
  • Privilege escalation
  • Brute force attack
  • Password hash cracking
  • Forensics and reverse engineering

Where will the competition be held?

The competition will be held in The Arena at Florida Cyber Conference 2018 (Tampa Convention Center) on October 11, 2018, from 10:45 am to 3:30 pm. You must be present to compete and supply your own device.

How do I register?

Complete and submit the form below to register as a competitor in the Duel Factor CTF Challenge at Florida Cyber Conference 2018.

Keynote Speaker

John C. (Chris) Inglis

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Center for Cyber Security Studies
United States Naval Academy

John C. (Chris) Inglis is a former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency who currently serves as Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Naval Academy’s Center for Cyber Security Studies.  He began his career at the NSA as a computer scientist within the National Computer Security Center and was promoted to the agency’s Senior Executive Service in 1997.  While at the NSA, he served in a variety of senior leadership assignments, including eight years as its Chief Operating Officer, responsible for guiding strategy, operations and policy.

A 1976 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and retired Brigadier General in the US Air Force, Mr. Inglis holds advanced degrees in engineering and computer science from Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University and the George Washington University.  He is also a graduate of the Kellogg Business School executive development program, the USAF Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officers’ School.  Mr. Inglis is a member of the Securonix Strategic Advisory Board, a Managing Director at Paladin Capital Group, and serves on the Board of Directors for FedEx, KeyW, and Huntington Bank.