Spring 2020 Kickoff

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In the first EHC meeting of the semester we went over what events we will be participating in and what topics we will be covering this semester.


Auburn Hacks CTF

This year EHC and Auburn Hacks will be throwing a small CTF during the hackathon. There will be a multitude of different categories: from binary exploitation, reverse engineering, web hacking, cryptography, etc.

Date: February 8 - 9, 2020

Site: https://auburnhacks.com/

CTF Registration: http://ctf.auburn.edu/

Hackathon Schedule

Challenge Time Date Leader
Bash / Crypto 1:30 PM 2/8/20 Ethan
Password Cracking 3:00 PM 2/8/20 Zach
Web 5:30 PM 2/8/20 DeMarcus
Major League Hacking 7:30 PM 2/8/20 Alex
Forensics 9:30 PM 2/8/20 DeMarcus
Lock Picking 11:30 PM 2/8/20 Charlie
Breakfast 8 AM 2/9/20 -
Pwn 9 AM 2/9/20 Jordan
Reversing 10:30 AM 2/9/20 Jordan
Closing 3:30 PM 2/9/20 Alex


This will be our first CTF of the semester. Unfortunately, it is running during the same time as Auburn Hacks.

Date: February 8 - 11, 2020

Site: https://neverlanctf.com/

Los Alamos Cyber Fire Puzzle Challenges

Los Alamos is bringing a representive to Auburn to host the Cyber Fire Puzzle Challenges. Which is essentially just a big CTF aimed more towards learning than competing. There will be no prizes and there will be a cost for food. $15 early bird fee and $20 for regular.

Date: February 22 1 PM - 10 PM and February 23 9 AM - 3 PM

Southeast Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Preliminaries (SEC CDC)

SEC CDC is a regional event that is apart of a larger national event. If we rank in the top 8 across all teams we will be able to participate in the regionals. From there we can move onto the national event.

CDC is a attack defense styled competition where we take on the role of the blue team. Meaning we have a certain number of boxes we need to secure before the red team breaks into them.

Date: February 22 2020 7 AM - 1 PM

Site: National Collegiate CDC


Locked Shields

This is an attack defense styled competition. It will be the first time EHC participates in this type of contest!

Date: March 18 - 19, 2020

Site: https://ccdcoe.org/exercises/locked-shields/


This will be our second CTF of the semester. Its run by Texas A&M and will be significantly harder than NeverLAN.

Date: March 19 - 29 2020


AU CTF is hosted by EHC and this will be the first time it is public to the entire world!

Date: April 3 - 5, 2020

Site: http://ctf.auburn.edu


AU EHC will be running a Security+ preparation course throughout this semester. Each Thursday we will be meeting to discuss Security+ material. At the end of the semester we will be having a practice exam and the top ten students will be able to take the test for free. Read more here


Penetration Testing

Month: February

Lecturer: DeMarcus

Reverse Engineering

Month: March

Lecturer: Jordan

Cryptography / Wireless Engineering

Month: April

Lecturer: Charlie / Drew