The psychology of CTFs, hackathons, tournaments and war games
Tuesday 27 October 2020
11:00am – 12:00pm
About the event
You've been breached! With the possibility of disastrous financial and reputation damage, organisations are rapidly preparing how to respond to a cyberattack. But what are the strategies and tactics that can help prepare them?
Companies across the globe are increasingly understanding that experiencing a breach is now closer to reality than ever before. Is it no longer a case of ‘if', it's ‘when’.
Wargaming exercises, CTFs, hackathons, tournaments, and challenges are various platforms that individuals and organisations can practice their responses and improve their readiness levels and skills in a contained environment.
Join this event to understand how the psychological components that go into these different types of exercises and platforms can help to unpack the human dynamics in the workplace and best prepare your enterprise for a potential attack.
We also launch Secure Code Warrior’s new app!
CEO - Secure Code Warrior
Pieter Danhieux is the Founder and CEO of Secure Code Warrior, an innovative web-based corporate education and assessment platform where software developers use hands-on learning to build secure-coding skills. Pieter is also a Principal instructor for the SANS Institute teaching military, government and private organisations offensive techniques on how to target and assess organisations, systems and individuals for security weaknesses. He also serves as an advisory board member of NVISO, a cyber security consulting company in Europe.
National Network Lead - AustCyber
Linda Cavanagh joined AustCyber in January 2019 as the Manager of the Canberra Cyber Security Innovation Node. She is now the National Network Lead – working in partnership with state and territory governments to grow a vibrant and innovative cyber security ecosystem that contributes to strong national economic growth. Prior to joining AustCyber, Linda was Head of Policy & Cabinet for the ACT Chief Minister and had a successful 21-year career with the Australian Federal Police. She is the founder of the National Missing Persons Hackathon – an annual event to crowdsource open source intelligence for missing person cases to generate new leads.
Founder – Kids SecuriDay
Heidi Winter is an information security consultant specialising in cyber security risk and operations. She has worked in IT project management, system administration, telecommunications and compliance, before making the switch to cyber security, where she has had the opportunity to experience both government and enterprise environments. Heidi spends her time giving back to the community across the globe by organising events, CTFs and running Kids SecuriDay to educate young and old on the joys of the infosec.
Senior Consultant and Captain
Ashley Carter is a Senior Consultant at Mandiant (a FireEye company) and a Captain in the Army Reserves. In his role at Mandiant, Ashley supports the Australia Pacific and Japan Region Government Solutions Team in the delivery of strategic and incident response services including security assessments, tabletop exercises and SME advice to a range of organisations. In his role with the Army Reserves, Ashley supports the development of Joint Cyber Warfare capabilities, which includes cyber scenario and planning training, as well as enhancing the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Cyber Community through direct support to the establishment of cyber as a sport within the ADF.