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Security BSides London, the UK’s biggest community-driven infosec conference is happy to announce its 8th iteration open to all regardless of background, skill level, income or job-title.  
  • Doors to the main event open at 8.30am with talks starting at 9am on 5 June 2019
  • Workshops will be held on 4 June 2018 starting at 10am; Pre-registration is required
Please remember that Security BSides London has a strict code of conduct available here
Tuesday, June 4 • 10:00 - 14:00
Catching that damned flag

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Getting started with InfoSec can be tricky, especially (If like me) you find experiential learning (Learning though experience/hands-on-learning) to be the best way to really grasp concepts you read/are told about. Unfortunately no matter how you phrase "I was just trying to learn..." when you're caught using NASA systems as your testing ground, you're still going to get an unpleasant first hand experience of the US judicial system. Thankfully there are "playgrounds" out there where we can practice and learn, although at first they can seem a little intimidating. This workshop will centre around 2 "playgrounds", 'overthewire.org' and 'hackthebox.eu'. Starting off with some personally selected challenges from overthewire, we'll discuss the vulnerabilities along with some background and theory before solving the challenge as a group. With each challenge solved participants should gain the knowledge required to be able to take on the entry challenge to be able to sign up for hackthebox. Once each participant has successfully been able to register with hackthebox, we'll look at 1 or 2 of their 'retired' machines as a group, going from having nothing more than the IP of a machine, to then getting administrator level access on that machine. The workshop will finish with participants splitting into groups and attempting one of the 'active' machines on hackthebox.

What you need to bring:
- A laptop with administrator access, capable of running a Linux VM.

Speakers
avatar for Brett Mack

Brett Mack

Brett is a DevOps engineer by profession but has always had a passion for InfoSec. He currently holds his OSCP and is working on further certification. This workshop mimics Brett's journey to receiving his OSCP, sharing valuable experience gathered on the way. 


Tuesday June 4, 2019 10:00 - 14:00
Track 1 ILEC Conference Centre 47 Lillie Road London SW6 1UD

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