Hack-tober Competition

Event Phone: 618-256-4295

  • Hackathon
    October 1, 2016
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Come join us as we kick off National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) with a FREE Capture the Flag (CTF) event! 375th Communications Group and Midwest Cyber Center of Excellence is hosting a CTF event open to the public for all ages. Register teams of 1-4. Bring your personal laptop with charging device and we will supply the rest. The CTF will be held at Scott AFB, Building 859 in the Multi-Purpose Room Oct. 1st from 8am – 3:30pm. Anyone needing a visitor pass to get on base, please read the details below for more information.

Capture the Flag is an event during which students, teachers, and professionals come together to compete against one another in an effort to test and expand cyber-security skills and awareness. Participants will be challenged with cyber-security related puzzles from categories like network exploitation, cyber forensics, cryptography, and cyber trivia. Each challenge hides a unique string called a ‘flag’ and participants will receive points for each captured flag. The participant with the most points wins!

Categories: Cryptography, Network Exploitation, Packet Analysis, Programming, Reverse Engineering, Steganography, and Hacker Trivia.

Premier Knowledge Solutions will also hold demonstrations for their 3D printer. Bring your children to watch how an item is actually created! There will be an instructor there to answer any questions. Premier Knowledge Solutions is also generous enough to provide laptops for children to test out and explore what a day as a Cybersecurity Professional looks like through the free program: NSA Day of Cyber.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) – celebrated every October – was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. With recent legislation and support from the White House, cybersecurity is continuously a popular topic of discussion and rightfully so. More specifically, there is even stronger focus on consumers and their cyber safety. Everyone at every age is a consumer, and thus this year each theme will focus on the consumer and his/her needs regarding cybersecurity and safety.

*** Make sure to register and provide the following information if you need a visitor pass ***

Anyone 16 and over will need a visitor pass and provide a state or federal ID. In order to register for a visitor pass, you will need to provide the State of Drivers License Issued, Driver License Number as well as your date of birth during registration. The only personnel that will require an escort are those that have an ID that is non-compliant with the Real ID Act. Starting on 15 Sept 2016, the non-compliant states are Missouri, Minnesota, Washington (State), and American Samoa. If Any of the guests have an ID from one of those areas they will need a sponsor with them at all times while on the installation.

Below are acceptable forms of identification for identity proofing for access to Scott AFB if you do not have an Enhanced Driver’s License:
– United States Passport or Passport Card, not expired
– Driver’s License or other state photo ID card issued by DMV or equivalent, IAW REAL ID enforcement schedule
– An ID card issued by Federal, State or local government agencies with the all the required REAL ID Act information
– Personal Identification Verification (PIV) card issued by Federal Government
– Veterans health Identification Card issued by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
– Interoperable (PIV-I) cards issued by No-Federal Government entities
– Certificate of Naturalization/ Certificate of Citizenship (form N-550)
– Permanent Resident Card/Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)
– DHS “Trusted Traveler” Cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
– Border Crossing Card (Form DSP-150)
– An employment authorization document that contains a photograph (Form I-766)
– U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Cards Credentials
– U.S. Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-550) and U.S. Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551)
– U.S. Refugee travel document or other travel document or evidence of immigration status issued by DHS containing a photograph
– A Foreign Government Issued Passport







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