CYBERSECURITY BEANPOT CHALLENGE 2018

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the inaugural Cybersecurity Beanpot Challange!  Below are some highlights from the event, including all the winners and scholarship recipients.

THE SCHOOLS

We had over 80 students participating from Suffolk University, Northeastern University, UMass Lowell and Boston College. 

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Suffolk
Boston College
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Northeastern
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Which school rocked this year's leaderboard?

This year, Northeastern University held the top spot, with 7 of their players scoring in the top 12!  In addition to bragging rights, North Eastern will be taking home the Security Innovation Cybersecurity Beanpot trophy...until next year's competition!

The scholarship and prize winners were as follows:beanpot_2018_logo-1

  1. byeung - Northeastern - $5,000 scholarship
  2. UltraFriend - Boston College - $3,000 scholarship
  3. Wtan - Northeastern - $2,000 scholarship
  4. Looper - UMass Lowell - Sky Viper drone
  5. designrecipe - Northeastern - Amazon Echo

The group of 80 was relentless in their attacks and combined, were able to find 90% of the vulnerabilities in the ShadowBank site.

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Cyber Beanpot trophy
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“At Suffolk University are working hard to equip our students with the necessary skills to protect important assets from hackers. I am happy that our students had the opportunity to participate in the Cybersecurity Beanpot. It provided them with a real experiential learning opportunity.”

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Benjamin K. Ngugi Ph.D, CISA

Associate Professor, Information Systems & Operations Management Department, Suffolk University

We are very proud of our students' performance in the Cybersecurity Beanpot. It is a joy to see them do so well. It is also a testimony to Northeastern's experiential learning approach. We are thankful to Security Innovation for organizing the event, as it provides an environment for students to learn, and demonstrate their abilities."

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Guevara Noubir

Professor and Director, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Graduate Program, Northeastern University

"Thank you to Security Innovation for organizing this and to Suffolk for hosting! My students had a blast and were sending me updates all through the evening.  Looking forward to the Spring Cybersecurity Beanpot Challenge!"

Powers

Kevin R. Powers, J.D.

Founding Director, MS in Cybersecurity Policy & Governance, Boston College

“We were thrilled to be a part of the inaugural Beanpot!  We look forward to doing this again  — cybersecurity is a critical skill which our students need to acquire, so we appreciate working with Security Innovation on this great event.”

Hartman

Joseph Hartman, Ph.D., P.E.

Dean, Francis College of Engineering University of Massachusetts, Lowell

COMING SOON...

Our inaugural event was such a success, we are already planning our 2nd annual Cybersecurity Beanpot for the Spring 2019

 If you are interested in having your school participate in next year's Challenge, please contact us and let us know!  Want to learn more about CMD+CTRL?  Check out the video below or visit our website.

BIG THANKS!

Thank You

To all the students who participated in this year's Cybersecurity Beanpot Challenge!  Thanks to our contributing sponsor, Beyond Trust.  And a special thank you to Professor Benjamin K. Ngugi Ph.D, CISA and the team from Suffolk University for being such gracious hosts! 

We hope to see you all back in the spring.

Happy (ethical) hacking!
- The Security Innovation Team

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