The Networking and IT Security Society, or NETsoc, recently concluded their 7th annual TacOps on March 4th, 2017 at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Networking Lab in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The organization’s premiere winter event, TacOps tests challengers’ cybersecurity prowess and know-how with various attack and defense competitions, squaring them off against peers and international participants.
eLS-based Capture the Flag challenge
This year’s event – TacOps VII – was a team-based Capture The Flag, in which contending teams had to employ skills they learned from the eLearnSecurity Penetration Testing Student and Penetration Testing Professional training courses to solve various hacking, networking, and Python challenges and collect more flags than the other teams.
“The training provided by eLearnSecurity has provided an insight into a number of security-related practices and procedures I had no idea about, I’m glad we get to learn it here.”
As some of you may know, UOIT students have been using eLearnSecurity training for more than a year now, and it seems that integrating it into classroom sessions have proven effective. As one TacOps competitor put it, the training “has provided an insight into a number of security-related practices and procedures I had no idea about, I’m glad we get to learn it here.”
Who are the NETsoc?
The NETsoc is a collection of UOIT students, alumni, and faculty committed to advancing the academic and extra-curricular experience of students through involvement in various training, study sessions, mentorship, and competitions to nurture their way into a professional career in the IT security field.
Know more about the group here.
Catch the recorded stream of TacOps VII below:
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Posted by UOIT Networking & I.T Security Society – NETsoc on Saturday, March 4, 2017
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