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Capture the Flag Arena

Presented by: Vik Solem and Phil Barrows

Capture the Flag Arena is a capture the flag game where teams compete against each other in a closed network called the Arena.

Teams obtain points by protecting their services, by planting flags on other teams’ servers, and by DOS'ing other teams’ services in the Arena. There are a set of “reference” services provided by the Arena, thus allowing for teams to be offensive only; however teams that elect to defend services have the opportunity to collect more points than possible through attacks alone.

The number of available teams will be limited by the amount of hardware available. As competitors sign up to join the game they may choose to join an existing team (if one is available) or they may choose to start a new team (if one is available). A competitor may join the game only once.

As the game progresses each team may elect to start supporting or to cease supporting one or more services (DNS, HTTP, SSH, ...). A team may select from different VMs with various services pre-packaged for the competition. In order to be scored for running any services the team must support DNS for their domain. Services are provided to teams on VMs, which have vulnerabilities known to the judges. Such vulnerabilities are not disclosed before-hand. The Arena provides top level DNS. Second level domain name service is provided by the DNS implementation running on a VM selected by the team.

The Arena scoring system checks scores of each service that can be provided by a team. Defenders receive points for keeping a service online. Attackers and defender receive points depending on the status of the services.

Example of Scoring team 4: 1. scoring system gets page 2. if downloading the page is successful them team 4 gets 1 point. 3. if the file matches the value for team 4 then team 4 gets another point. 4. if the file matches the value for another team then that team gets a point. 5. scoring system gets page 6. if the file matches the value for team 4 then team 4 gets another point. 7. if the file matches the value for another team then that team gets a point. There may be multiple files per service. There may be multiple services per VM. There may be multiple VMs per team.

Depending on the nature of the attack intended, an attacker may register with a judge the intent to DOS another team's service(s) along with the expected time of the outage (start time, length of outage). DOS attacks are mutiple-point scores based on the amount of time of the outage. The points are awarded to the attacker only of the stated result is attained; otherwise the block of points is awarded to the defender.

As the game progresses the judges will release advisories to all competitors regarding specific vulnerabilities in services and/or servers that may have been provided during the game.

The scoring system will provide a live display of the score for both the individual teams as well as for observers at the conference.

AppSec Wars Challenge

Presented by: Stephen Allor

Join this live interactive tournament which is sure to be a fun, challenging learning experience for all. Whether you are eager to prove your AppSec knowledge and watch as you climb to the top of the Leader board or simply want to learn more about how to code more securely – everyone is welcome and there will be prizes / SWAG for the winner(s). The tournament will be conducted using the Secure Code Warrior platform, an innovative online, hands-on, gamified SaaS Learning Platform that actively engages developers to Learn & Build their secure coding skills. This approach is changing the way developers think and behave as they build & test software.

Bring your laptop, choose your preferred language/framework, whether it be C# (.NET) MVC, C# (.NET) Web Forms, Java Enterprise Edition, Java Spring, Python Django, Ruby on Rails and more, and launch into the AppSec Wars Challenge! Who will prove to be The Secure Code Warrior?

Threat Modeling Workshop

Presented by: Robert Hurlbut

Threat modeling is a way of thinking about what could go wrong and how to prevent it. Instinctively, we all think this way in regards to our own personal security and safety. When it comes to building software, some teams either skip the important step of threat modeling in secure software design or, they have tried threat modeling before but haven't quite figured out how to connect the threat models to real world software development and its priorities. Threat modeling should be part of your secure software design process. Using threat modeling and some principles of risk management, you can design software in a way that makes security one of the top goals, along with performance, scalability, reliability, and maintenance.

Objectives: Attendees will learn about Threat Modeling through understanding concepts and hands-on demos:

1. Introduction to Threat Modeling, including how to conduct a typical Threat Modeling session 2. Understand practical strategies in finding Threats 3. Determine proper Mitigations, and how to apply Risk Management with the Mitigations 4. Review methods of documenting Threats 5. Hands-on demo of one or two Real World Threat Modeling case studies 6. Hands-on demos of the Microsoft Threat Modeling Tool 2016 and/or OWASP Threat Dragon For some labs: Laptop recommended, but not required. GitHub account recommended, but not required.

Pen Testing Android Applications

Presented by: Roshan Thomas and Abhishek Singh

This workshop will serve as a beginner's guide to Mobile Application Security. This will enable participants to perform penetration tests on Android applications. Though the time limit doesn't alow us to cover all the vulnerabilities ad test cases, it would focus on the methods which a participant can then build up on.


Introduction to Android Security

1. Android Architecture 2. Most Common Vulnerabilities [ OWASP Mobile Top Ten ]

Performing Android Pen Test

1. Setting up the environment. 2. Intercepting Android Traffic 3. Common issues with interception and how to bypass them 4. Exploiting vulnerabilities 5. Reverse Engineering Android Applications. Technical Requirement: The participants need to bring laptops installed with Android SDK, Geny Motion, Oracle Virtual Box, Burp Suite/ Charles Proxy. [Detailed instructions shall be provided prior to the workshop]

Tools: Dex2jar, JD-GUI, JustTrustMe, Burpsuite etc.

PS: The workshop shall be detailed on a virtual mobile device. But the methodology shall be good for physical android devices as well.

You can find out more about this conference at the 2017 BASC Homepage
or by emailing [email protected]
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