Maritime Cyber Defence Hackathon
  • Cyber-SHIP Lab, 101 Marine Building.

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Calling on cyber-curious (not necessarily cyber-credentialed) volunteers to take part in our Maritime Cyber Defence Hackathon, Saturday 14 May 10:00 to 16:00.

What is a hackathon?

Generally, hackathons are all-day events to tackle a problem. What we are aiming to do with this event is to have a hackathon where students can confront a technology-related scenario, including attacking and/or defending networked IT and operational technology systems, with the non-techies contributing essential experience and perspectives that complement the arch geekery of their computer scientist peers.

What’s this hackathon about?

We can't give the game away!  All we will say for now is that teams will be asked to intervene to help an International organisation deal with a cyber attack scenario that could escalate to the point where supply chains, infrastructure and lives are at risk. It will involve detective work, defensive and even offensive hacking, dealing with Government, the media and more.

Who can take part?

The hackathon is open to current University of Plymouth students from any course or discipline. That’s right, not only cyber security and computer science-types, because managing the kind of crisis likely to develop in this scenario will require a broad range of skills and aptitudes; criminology, psychology, politics, and history, for example.

Can I pick my own team?

No, the Cyber-SHIP Lab Team will assign participants into teams on the day.

When and where is this happening?

Saturday 14 May 10:00 to 16:00. Team allocation and briefing 10:00 sharp at Cyber-SHIP Lab, 101 Marine Building.

What about lunch?

It’s a hackathon, so we’ll likely be ordering-in pizza to keep us going.

Is there a prize?

If participants sign up early enough, we hope to be able to organise something for everyone who takes part. A t-shirt maybe., possibly with a different version for the winning team.

How do I sign up?

If you haven’t already signed up, in fewer than 50 words, email cyber-ship-lab@plymouth.ac.uk saying why you would like to be involved. Use the subject line: Maritime Cyber Defence Hackathon.


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