For many years game developers have been hiding Easter eggs throughout their games. Anything from a small note with the programmer’s name on it, to full on playable mini games could be hidden away within the game. Fans of gaming love Easter eggs. It gives them fun hidden bits of content to look for as well as being a cool little method for developers to leave messages for fans. This concept of hidden messages and secrets has almost always been around, even from the earliest games.
When it comes to network security, everyone is great until they at it when there are no issues. However, what truly sets people apart in this major, and the field, is handling stressful situations and making the right decisions. Part of the nature of security is the value shines through during a crisis. If you want to read the Red team's perspective (the team that causes the chaos in a competition) you can read more here.
This year I am very fortunate to lead a team that not only excels in preventing something going wrong but is also agile and quick to recover after something goes wrong. In my opinion, that's the driving force behind our recent success in the Western Regionals.
Last week the UAT CCDC team competed in the last invitational—or practice round—of the season for the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WRCCDC). At WRCCDC colleges compete against each other in maintaining and securing servers. This experience was only our second invitational. (You can learn more about our first go around here.)
The biggest misunderstanding with Collegiate Cyber Defence Competition (CCDC) teams is that only the most technical people can be effective team members. But in reality, passion and willingness to work with other is more important. Seniors can always teach younger students the basic technical skills beforehand, and the competition itself is supposed to be a learning experience.
I had a blast at Arizona's premier cyber security conference CactusCon, where I learned a lot about cyber security trends and tools and met a lot of cool people.
Black Hat is one of the biggest information security events in the world. For the past 20 years, the world's leading cyber security researchers, practitioners, executives, venders, job seekers and students come together for a series of super informative briefings, trainings and networking events/
UAT has an exclusive arrangement with the Black Hat conference ambassador program. There are many reasons cyber security students should capitalize on this amazing opportunity.
Do you want to learn about cryptocurrency innovations, equity crowdfunding and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)? Rep. Jeff Weninger, KryptoPal Co-Founder Jaycen Horton, Dessert Blockchain members and other blockchain influencers for the Arizona BLOCKATHON Invitational right here at UAT on Saturday, July 28, 2018.