Interested in participating in this year's WIT Campus Optiv Hackathon? View our FAQs:

  • When is the event? October 22, 9AM - 9PM ET
  • Who can register?
    • Anyone with an interest in Cyber Security and/or Technology
    • Anyone who is registered with WIT as a member and is part of a WIT Campus Club.
  • Where do I register?
  • Do I need any special training or skills to participate?
    • Each participant should have a basic understanding of the following subjects
      • Web (i.e. Web Applications)
      • Crypto (i.e. Cryptography)
      • Pwn (i.e. Binary Exploitation)
      • Reversing (i.e. Reverse Engineering)
      • Forensics
  • How do I connect to the Hack The Box (HTB)?
  • What can I expect during the Hackathon?
      • The challenges range from easy (beginner friendly) to medium in terms of difficulty
      • Explanation of each challenge below:
        • Reversing
          • Revolving around the art of reverse-engineering, this category will have you using reversing tools to find out what a certain script or program does to find the flag.
        • Crypto
          • Revolving around cryptographic functions, this category will have you decrypting objects which were locked away from the prying eye with up-to-date cryptological processes.
        • Web
          • Revolving around web-based applications, this category will require you to detect, exploit and search through different vulnerable web applications. The themes of these Challenges are very intriguing.
        • Forensics
          • Revolving around data recovery and forensics, this category will require you to nitpick at small details in recovery data batches to try to get to the bottom of what happened. A keen eye and a lot of patience will help you go a long way as a forensic analyst. No CSI quotes included.
        • Pwn
          • Revolving around binary exploitation and memory corruption, this category will have you creating exploits that'll make anyone lose their bits.
        • PPC
          • Relates to math problems
      • Additional information on these and other challenges can be found here: https://help.hackthebox.eu/en/articles/5185436-gs-how-to-play-challenges 
  • How are teams created?
    • Each WIT Campus Club can create a team up to 5 individuals (no limit on # of teams per WIT Campus Club)
    • Individual registrants will be monitored, and teams created if you do not have a group of 5 already
  • How will winners be chosen? / what defines a “winning” team?
    • Winning the game is based on “capture the flag” (CTF) gaming
    • Different games will allow for capturing different flags
    • Winners will be based on who captures the most flags 
  • What are the prizes for winning?
    • All participants will receive a welcome gift from Optiv
    • *Reminder – each team can consist of no more than 5 members
    • Grand Prize: $2,000 e-giftcards to each member of the 1st place team
    • Second Prize: $1,000 e-giftcards to each member of 2nd place team
    • Third Prize: $400 e-giftcards to each member of the 3rd place team
    • Two Individual Prizes: $1,000 e-giftcard card each for Creative Thinking and Teamwork
  • Once registered, what information will I receive?
    • Calendar invitation for the event
    • WIT reminders and updates on event details
    • Additional information from Hack The Box (HTB), including:
      • How to register for the Capture-the-Flag (CTF) event
        • Note: HTB registration will be open approx. 1 week prior the event and will stay open throughout the CTF event
      • The CTF User Guide and the password to join the event
  • Why is my year in school being asked?
    • Optiv would like to connect with potential graduates for upcoming positions and/or other opportunities of interest
  • Why is Optiv asking for authorization of my name/photo?
    • To use in communications, networking, marketing, etc.
  • Why is my address being requested?
    • So registrant prizes and/or awards can be shipped to participants
  • Who is sponsoring this event?
    • WIT, Optiv (DE&I, OWN), HTB
  • What is the #OptivSheroes hashtag?
    • #OptivSheroes was created in an effort to market Optiv during the hackathon event as well as pay tribute to our “Women Superheroes” theme. Please consider using prior, during and after the event when sharing your experience with the Optiv/WIT Hackathon
  • Where can I find information on Security Consulting Jobs at Optiv?

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