We had over 80 students participating from Suffolk University, Northeastern University, UMass Lowell and Boston College.
This year, Northeastern University held the top spot, with 7 of their players scoring in the top 12! In addition to bragging rights, Northeastern will be taking home the Security Innovation Cybersecurity Beanpot trophy...until next year's competition!
The scholarship and prize winners were as follows:
The group of 80 was relentless in their attacks and combined, were able to find 90% of the vulnerabilities in the ShadowBank site.
“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.”
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."
"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!"
“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.”
Our inaugural event was such a success, we are already planning our 2nd annual Cybersecurity Beanpot for the Spring 2019.
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