SAT 3/31 SESSION IS ONLINE ONLY

On March 30, 2018, in Uncategorized, by Eric Arnoth

BE ADVISED – TOMORROW’S SESSION IS ONLINE ONLY.  THE NEW CASTLE CAMPUS IS CLOSED.

 

DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ATTEND ONSITE.  INSTRUCTIONS TO CONNECT TO THE REMOTE SESSION WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE SLACK #GENERAL CHANNEL LATER TODAY.

 

Please let me know if you have any issues or questions.

 
Thanks,

T3hC0ach

 

Congratulations to the WilmU CCDC 2018 Team!

On March 23, 2018, in Uncategorized, by Eric Arnoth

The following was sent out by the Wilmington University Director of the Center for Cyber Security, Mark Hufe:

Congratulations to the WilmU Cyber Wildcats! The ‘Cats earned the third place trophy in the Regional Finals of the 2018 Mid Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition held at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Thursday through Saturday March 15th to 17th. To get there, the team placed in the top eight of thirty teams competing in the qualifiers held in early February.

 

The theme for this year’s event was “Breaking News”, in which a news organization fired it’s IT department and the student team was tasked with taking over. The environment consisted of eight or ten systems, such as email, Active Directory, DNS, etc. which had to hardened and defended against attack from a team of seasoned cybersecurity professionals. Their job was to keep the bad guys out, keep the data safe, keep services up, submit incident response reports and report to the CEO.

 

Our team included eight competitors and one alternate. Of the eight competitors, six were CNS majors and two were MSIST graduate students.

 

First place went to the University of Virginia with second place going to the defending national champions, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Competition was stiff and the Cyber Wildcats distinguished themselves quite well!

 

How do you think employers react when they see “Mid Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition” listed on a candidate’s resume? Certifications are mostly about memorization. Competitions are about doing stuff. The Cyber Wildcats are always looking for new members.  Wilmington University students should sign up on this website to learn more.  Be sure to use your student email when registering.

 

Sat 1/13 Practice is ON-SITE

On January 11, 2018, in Uncategorized, by Eric Arnoth

Baring any freak storms, we will definitely be on site this Saturday. Those who want to play in CCDC this year need to attend.

Note we only have about 3 more weekends before the 2018 Qualifying Round, including this one…

Please watch Slack for details, or ask any questions you may have there.

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We will be REMOTE ONLY at tomorrow morning’s 9AM session, due to the weather and the consensus opinion of club members on Slack.

As with prior sessions, we will be connecting via Skype.  Details will be posted on the Slack general channel, as before.

Those interested in joining the 2018 CCDC team are expected to attend.

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URGENT Tomorrow’s session (12/16) is REMOTE ONLY

On December 15, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Eric Arnoth

URGENT – TOMORROW’S MEETING IS REMOTE ONLY.  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ATTEND AT THE NEW CASTLE FACILITY. THE WEATHER HAS MADE FOR BAD ROAD CONDITIONS TONIGHT WHICH WILL LIKELY NOT BE CLEAR BY TOMORROW. ALSO, THE UNIVERSITY WILL BE CLOSED.

We will be holding the session on Skype, since that has capacity for 25 people. Please take steps to create yourself a Skype account if you do not already have one. Further details will be issued on Slack in the #general channel before tomorrow’s session.

Please let me know on Slack or email if you have any questions.

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Tomorrow’s session (12/09) is REMOTE ONLY

On December 8, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Eric Arnoth

Due to the Winter Weather Advisory, tomorrow’s session will NOT be onsite, it will be REMOTE ONLY.

Please DO NOT go onsite.  CCDC Team Candidates are expected to remote into the session.  Please tune into Slack before tomorrow morning’s meeting for details on attending remotely, details will be posted soon.

Questions or issues can be posted to the Slack channel or the CTF mailing list.

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Next two Saturdays – CCDC Prep onsite

On December 8, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Eric Arnoth

Given that CCDC is a full month sooner than in prior years, we will have meetings for the next two Saturdays, both tomorrow (12/09) and next week (12/16).  For these next two sessions, we will be continuing our preparations for the competition.  If you are interested in joining the 2018 CCDC team, please be sure to attend.

The current forecast is for tomorrow calls for some snow.  Please be sure to use good judgement and caution, safety is always first.

 

Thanks,

T3hC0ach

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2017 November Updates

On November 4, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Eric Arnoth

Here are a few club news items for the month of Novmber that may be of interest to members.

CCDC

The Mid-Atlantic CCDC Qualifying rounds will be scheduled between Feb 1 and Feb 8 of 2018.

This is a month earlier than in years past, so we will have less time to prepare, reducing us from 8 practice sessions to 4.  As such, we will be starting to hold practice sessions during the remaining time of 2017.

Eligible students interested in joining this years team should apply asap:  http://www.cyberwildcats.net/ccdc_2018_reg.  Please also be sure to join the #ccdc2018 channel on the Cyberwildcats Slack.

The ccdc2018 mailing list has been created.  Applicants who register (see the above link) will be added by the club administration to this mailing list.

A new Linux Hardening Howto has been created by Jon (thanks to him for his excellent effort).  Those interested in joining the team can find the link to this new resource in the #ccdc2018 channel on the Cyberwildcats Slack.

A resources page for CCDC prep has been published to the #ccdc2018 channel.

Infrastructure

Palo Alto Networks NGFW Firewalls have been deployed into the CTF environment.  We will be leveraging these in future club game sessions and CCDC practices.  This is an excellent opportunity for students to get hands on an enterprise-class firewall in a live-combat setting.  A Firewall Lab using PAN NGFW may also be created in the month ahead (stay tuned for further updates…)

The Cyberwildcats resources page has been updated with new facilities:  http://www.cyberwildcats.net/resources

The default VPN profile has been updated to use vpn2.cyberwildcats.net.  Users who login via the web interface for the VPN and download a new configuration file will no longer need to change their profile when connecting via hard line on-campus.

Administrative

The next two scheduled on-site meetings are:

  • November 18 (Student Led)
  • December 9 (Full Session)

The Cyberwildcats Calendar has been updated with CCDC practice sessions for January.  Further updates may follow with additional practice sessions for the months of November and December.

The CTF mailing list has been synchronized with the various other club user facilities, such as this website, Slack, and the Google Groups.

 

Oct 20 Meeting Cancelled

On October 20, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Eric Arnoth

Tomorrow’s Student Led session is cancelled due to Reading Week and the lack of a Student Proctor.  The next session is still scheduled.  Club members should watch Slack for further updates.

 

Cyberwildcats 2017 schedule

On May 16, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Eric Arnoth

We’ve just loaded the Google Calendar with our 2017 schedule from here to the end of the year, here’s our dates:

  • 6/3/2017    Cyberwildcats
  • 6/24/2017    Student Led
  • 7/8/2017    Cyberwildcats
  • 7/22/2017    Student Led
  • 8/5/2017    Student Led
  • 8/19/2017    Cyberwildcats
  • 9/9/2017    Cyberwildcats
  • 9/23/2017    Student Led
  • 10/7/2017    Cyberwildcats
  • 10/21/2017    Student Led
  • 11/4/2017    Cyberwildcats
  • 11/18/2017    Student Led
  • 12/9/2017    Cyberwildcats

We hope to see you there!

 

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