Daily Archives: May 8, 2018

Google CTF 2018 is here


Google CTF 2017 was a big success! We had over 5,000 players, nearly 2,000 teams captured flags, we paid $31,1337.00, and most importantly: you had fun playing and we had fun hosting!

Congratulations (for the second year) to the team pasten, from Israel, for scoring first place in both the quals and the finals. Also, for everyone who hasn’t played yet or wants to play again, we have open-sourced the 2017 challenges in our GitHub repository.


Hence, we are excited to announce Google CTF 2018:

  • Date and time: 00:00:01 UTC on June 23th and 24th, 2018
  • Location: Online
  • Prizes: Big checks, swag and rewards for creative write-ups
The winning teams will compete again for a spot at the Google CTF Finals later this year (more details on the Finals soon).


For beginners and veterans alike

Based on the feedback we received, we plan to have additional challenges this year where people that may be new to CTFs or security can learn about, and try their hands at, some security challenges. These will be presented in a “Quest” style where there will be a scenario similar to a real world penetration testing environment. We hope that this will give people a chance to sharpen their skills, learn something new about CTFs and security, while allowing them to see a real world value to information security and its broader impact.

We hope to virtually see you at the 3rd annual Google CTF on June 23rd 2018 at 00:00:01 UTC. Check g.co/ctf, or subscribe to our mailing list for more details, as they become available.
Why do we host these competitions?

We outlined our philosophy last year, but in short: we believe that the security community helps us better protect Google users, and so we want to nurture the community and give back in a fun way.

Thirsty for more?

There are a lot of opportunities for you to help us make the Internet a safer place:

Firewall Management Maturity Stage 2: Next Generation Firewall Management

In the second of this three-part series examining the stages of firewall management maturity, we look at next generation firewall technology.


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In the second of this three-part series examining the stages of firewall management maturity, we look at next generation firewall technology. Next generation firewalls provide tremendous value, but also present unique challenges for organizations trying to manage the technology.

What is a CSO? Understanding the critical chief security officer role

A CSO is a departmental leader responsible for information security, corporate security or both. That's the simplest answer to the question "What is a CSO?", and one that our founding editor Derek Slater offered up to readers way back in 2005 — heck, if there's one website you ought to be able to trust to tell you what a CSO is, it's CSOonline. But of course, no one-sentence answer can encapsulate the complexity of a job like this, and not everyone with the CSO title has the same set of responsibilities.

The title Chief Security Officer (CSO) was first used principally inside the information technology function to designate the person responsible for IT security. At many companies, the term CSO is still used in this way. Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is perhaps a more accurate description of this position, and today the CISO title is becoming more prevalent for leaders with an exclusive information security focus.

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Video: State of the Current Threat Landscape (RSA 2018)

During this year's RSA Conference, Highwire PR and WSJ Pro Cybersecurity hosted several panel discussions, including this one with Veracode CTO Chris Wysopal. Chris joined Andrea Limbago, chief social scientist at Endgame, Michael Daniel, president and CEO of Cyber Threat Alliance, to talk about the current and evolving threat landscape. Throughout the panel, you'll learn more about how automation is changing the game when it comes to security, why your application security and detection game has to be on point, why the future of development will be secure by design - and more.

 

 

Interruptions Are Bad – Business Security Weekly #84

This week, Michael and Paul interview Senior Attorney, Elizabeth Wharton! In the Article Discussion, the work required to have an opinion, why email is so stressful, productivity, and more! In Tracking Security Innovation, we have updates from Carbon Black, Trusted Key, Namogoo, IronNet Cybersecurity, and more on this episode of Business Security Weekly!

Full Show Notes: https://wiki.securityweekly.com/BSWEpisode84

 

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