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Team ITB win laurels at HackEire Competition

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11/25/2011 12:14:13 PM

 

The ITB team of Mark Cummins (Lecturer), Mark Lane (MSc graduate) and Brendan Lawless (4th year student) did us proud at the recently held HackEire competition by coming 5th out of 10 professional hacking teams. Teams that came second and fourth had one graduate each from ITB, both of which now work in the IBM security group.

 

 

HackEire is Ireland's premier Cyber Security Challenge and is part of IRISSCERT's annualConference on Cybercrime to identify Ireland's top cyber security experts. HackEire sees teams compete against each other in a controlled environment to determine which one will be the first to exploit weaknesses in a number of systems and declare victory. The purpose of the HackEire competition is to demonstrate how attackers could gain access to your systems and allow you to learn from the event on how to prevent such attacks from impacting your network.

 

 

The IRISS conference was attended by 150 people made up of the security professionals in Ireland and the sponsors (like Amazon) had stands all looking to recruit graduates. The HackEire competition runs in parallel with the conference so attendees can observe the hackers live during the coffee breaks of the conference.

 

 

 

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