.: What should you expect :.
- This will be a group learning environment. There is not a single specific instructor to help you work through a specific CTF, or give you the commands needed. It is a collaborative effort with a wide range of skill levels that is ever-evolving. The goal of this is to learn for yourself, get ideas from other people, or do the research needed to properly understand how to tackle a given scenario. If you don't understand, feel nervous about attempting, or are just not sure how to get started people can help, or just feel free to watch, and ask questions. The CTFs that are usually previously released, and will generally have guides that people have created for walkthroughs. Sometimes we attempt CTFs without walkthroughs. Ultimately, we try not to rely on the guides, but they can help get us over a hurdle if someone is truly stuck.
.: What should you bring :.
- Your laptop with your a power cord, and maybe an extension cable (depending on the location).
- The latest and updated version of Kali that is functional to the internet, or your host laptop network.
- Virtualization software if you choose to do that, VMware, or VirtualBox.
- Familiarity with some general
.: Why :.
I know for me, I find it difficult just to sit down, and do some of this stuff, digging through vulnerable VMs, or participating in CTFs at conferences is difficult to do. The purpose of this event is to learn the skills needed to go through vulnerable VMs, and possibly participate in a CTFs. Ideally, we try not to use too many automated tools in order to fully understand what we are doing (see OSCP test rules for further information).
.: Timing :.
We aim to start around 10 A.M, but this is generally a soft start time. As people trickle in we will then start which generally happens between 10:30 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. You are free to leave anytime as most people do not stay until the full end time. We sometimes end up breaking for lunch around 1:00 P.M., or whenever someone says they are hungry.
.: Additional Notes of Joy :.
From previous meetings, it is really easy to burn away 3 or 4 hours of the day just trying to configure, and install VirtualBox/VMware, then trying to get it to communicate across VMs. At least give it a solid attempt beforehand. We've all had problems configuring, so please come anyway.
It is a great learning experience, and everyone is welcome.
- Content is still being determined at this time. Otherwise, we will be targeting
Environment - TBD
If you have any additional questions, feel free to send a message to the board.