Security Innovations hosted their Interactive Testing Challenge, which essentially was a Web Hacking competition. The whole format and presentation style was very well done, impressive even, especially the finals with live commentary. SI set up a banking website which a bunch of vulnerabilities. Contestants had 30 minutes to find 5 flaws to qualify for the next round. RSnake and I happened to stumble across it while wandering the show flow, but unfortunately he had to bail for a flight 10 minutes in, so we only got through 3 vulnerabilities. There’s always next year.
Big props go out to Jordan Wiens, contributing editor of Network Computing magazine, who won the whole thing! During an interview just before the final face-off I found out Jordan is no ordinary reporter. No no! He has a B.A. in Mathematics, well-versed Unix Admin, and has some solid web application security chops to boot. Watch out when being interviewed by this guy, he knows this tech.
Jordan wins his shiny new GPS!
The big-multi-screen display so the audience could follow the action.
The contestants getting their instructions from the ref just before the final face-off
The announcer asking the contestants about how the feel about the upcoming challenge.