7th International Cybersecurity Symposium on 28-29 November 2018

Daniele Sgandurra attended the 7th International Cybersecurity Symposium, Keio University, Tokyo to discuss plan for the first global capture-the-flag (CTF) competition. During this event, the results of the first trial online CTF were announced. The CTF competition was played by 150 students from leading universities all around the world, and the Royal Holloway team faced contenders from Cambridge, University of Tokyo, Keio University, Oxford and MIT among others. Emanuele Uliana was awarded first place, and Claudio Rizzo (S3Lab) came second, both of them are PhD students in Computer Science at Royal Holloway. In addition, the ‘Ethical Disclosure Award’ was given to Roberto Jordaney (S3Lab), a PhD student in the Information Security Group at Royal Holloway, who was praised during the ceremony for his findings - discovering a vulnerability in the platform - and his ethical behavior for reporting the vulnerability to the provider for fixing. More information are available here.