[Ilugc] [OT] InCTF '10 - Capture the Flag
vivek at unleashnetworks.com
Sat Feb 6 11:56:46 IST 2010
Excellent initiative from your college. Keep it up.
> Yes, we probably should. But we wanted to reach out to a large audience of
> students who have no clue about security. The next time around though, it
> would be changed maybe to "Security contest" or "Challenge in Application
> layer Security" or so.
I think "hacking contest" is just fine as it accurately describes the
nature of the capture the flag contest. "Challenges in Application
Layer Security" is just sugar coated catch all corporate talk. The
capture the flag contests are about tools and techniques.
There is really nothing wrong with a hacker contest or a hacking
convention. In fact, it is common usage worldwide.
Some examples : The famous Defcon calls itself a hacking convention.
The Black Hat Convention (Black hat = evil doer) is what every guy in
the security industry dies to go to. If you want to be in the security
industry you cant be turned off or sugar coat "bad stuff" - that is your
bread and butter.
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