PwC's HackaDay

Securing innovation - 20 Jun 2018

PwC's 2nd annual hacking competition for Hong Kong undergraduate students 

HackaDay is back! After a successful first year in 2017 (click here for details), we are delighted to be organising our 2nd Annual Capture the Flag competition and registration is now open for undergraduate students in Hong Kong!

In recent months, you will have seen and heard the damaging cyber-attacks carried out on local companies.  It is inevitable that more companies will be targeted and evidence suggests that damages incurred will become increasingly severe.  Moreover, companies are not the lone target as governments and individuals are also susceptible to such cyber-attacks.

At the same time, our daily lives have become increasingly technology-enabled and it is crucial to manage these inherent security risks.  Our society and loved ones need better protection and there’s no better time to prepare for a fruitful career in cybersecurity – by gaining invaluable experience through PwC’s HackaDay!

Why HackaDay?
 

HackaDay is a Capture the Flag cybersecurity competition for undergraduate students from universities in Hong Kong.  It is aimed at increasing the general awareness of the importance of cybersecurity amongst Hong Kong’s youth, who will eventually become the pillars of our society.  HackaDay also serves as a platform to raise the competency level of new talents to better prepare them for a meaningful career in cybersecurity.

Competition Details

  • Date: Wednesday, 20th Jun
  • Time: 9am to 6:30pm
  • Venue: PwC Executive Centre, 21/F Edinburgh Tower, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
  • Judging panel: PwC Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Privacy team

Competition Details

  • Date: Friday, 23rd June
  • Time: 9am to 6:30pm
  • Venue: PwC Executive Centre, 21/F Edinburgh Tower, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
  • Judging panel: PwC Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Privacy team

Competition Details

  • Date: Friday, 23rd June
  • Time: 9am to 6:30pm
  • Venue: PwC Executive Centre, 21/F Edinburgh Tower, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
  • Judging panel: PwC Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Privacy team

Competition Details

  • Date: Friday, 23rd June
  • Time: 9am to 6:30pm
  • Venue: PwC Executive Centre, 21/F Edinburgh Tower, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
  • Judging panel: PwC Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Privacy team

Competition Details

  • Date: Friday, 23rd June
  • Time: 9am to 6:30pm
  • Venue: PwC Executive Centre, 21/F Edinburgh Tower, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
  • Judging panel: PwC Hong Kong Cybersecurity and Privacy team

Competition Rules

  • Participants must be full-time undergraduate university students in Hong Kong at the time of registration (or undergraduate students within 3 months of official graduation)
  • Team format 
    • each team must consist of a maximum of 4 members 
    • each university will send a maximum of 2 teams
  • Teams are not permitted to collaborate during the competition
  • The competition will test the skills and knowledge of teams under 4 hacking categories:

    • Internet of Things (new)
    • Network
      • This challenge tests the participating teams' skills and knowledge on network service discovery, vulnerability assessment and exploitation, against common network protocols and infrastructure architecture.
    • Web
      • The web challenge will test the participating teams' ability to analyse and exploit poor configuration and vulnerabilities on different web services and program logic.
    • Binary
      • The binary challenge seeks to test the participating teams' knowledge on binary analysis, analytical thought process and the ability to think out of the box.

  • Time limit: 6 hours
  • Participants must bring and use their own personal computer devices

Competition Scoring

  • 3-5 challenges per category
  • Difficulty level varies for each challenge, with scores ranging from 100-500
  • The winner will be determined by the team attaining the highest score
  • If two teams attain the same score, the team completing the challenge in the shortest time prevails

Prizes

Winning team

1 year internship* OR direct entry to PwC Superday for final year students**
plus
full sponsorship of Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification (30 day lab access)
 

Runner-up team

3 month internship* OR direct entry to PwC Superday for final year students**
plus
half sponsorship of Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification (30 day lab access)

*with PwC Hong Kong and Mainland China's Cybersecurity & Privacy team
**for details of our internship and graduate programmes, please visit www.pwchk.com/campus.

Agenda

0900

Registration

0930

Welcome remarks and teams briefing

1000-1600

Competition

1630-1830

Award announcement and presentation; networking cocktail

Please register through your respective university representatives listed as follows:


City University of Hong Kong

Mr Gerhard Hancke - gp.hancke@cityu.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr Tam Hon Wah - tam@comp.hkbu.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Mr Anthony Lai - lct@connect.ust.hk

 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mr Xianbo Wang - sanebow@gmail.com

 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr Allen Au - csallen@comp.polyu.edu.hk


The Open University of Hong Kong

Dr Steven Choy - sochoy@ouhk.edu.hk


The University of Hong Kong

Mr SM Yiu - smyiu@cs.hku.hk

 

 

Please register through your respective university representatives listed as follows:

City University of Hong Kong

Mr Gerhard Hancke - gp.hancke@cityu.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr Tam Hon Wah - tam@comp.hkbu.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Mr Anthony Lai - lct@connect.ust.hk

 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mr Shi Shangcheng - shishangcheng@gmail.com

 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr Allen Au - csallen@comp.polyu.edu.hk


The University of Hong Kong

Ms Phoenix To - pto@cs.hku.hk

 

Please register through your respective university representatives listed as follows:

City University of Hong Kong

Mr Gerhard Hancke - gp.hancke@cityu.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr Tam Hon Wah - tam@comp.hkbu.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Mr Anthony Lai - lct@connect.ust.hk

 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mr Shi Shangcheng - shishangcheng@gmail.com

 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr Allen Au - csallen@comp.polyu.edu.hk


The University of Hong Kong

Ms Phoenix To - pto@cs.hku.hk

 

Please register through your respective university representatives listed as follows:

City University of Hong Kong

Mr Gerhard Hancke - gp.hancke@cityu.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr Tam Hon Wah - tam@comp.hkbu.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Mr Anthony Lai - lct@connect.ust.hk

 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mr Shi Shangcheng - shishangcheng@gmail.com

 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr Allen Au - csallen@comp.polyu.edu.hk


The University of Hong Kong

Ms Phoenix To - pto@cs.hku.hk

 

Please register through your respective university representatives listed as follows:

City University of Hong Kong

Mr Gerhard Hancke - gp.hancke@cityu.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr Tam Hon Wah - tam@comp.hkbu.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Mr Anthony Lai - lct@connect.ust.hk

 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mr Shi Shangcheng - shishangcheng@gmail.com

 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr Allen Au - csallen@comp.polyu.edu.hk


The University of Hong Kong

Ms Phoenix To - pto@cs.hku.hk

 

Please register through your respective university representatives listed as follows:

City University of Hong Kong

Mr Gerhard Hancke - gp.hancke@cityu.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr Tam Hon Wah - tam@comp.hkbu.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Mr Anthony Lai - lct@connect.ust.hk

 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mr Shi Shangcheng - shishangcheng@gmail.com

 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr Allen Au - csallen@comp.polyu.edu.hk


The University of Hong Kong

Ms Phoenix To - pto@cs.hku.hk

 

Please register through your respective university representatives listed as follows:

City University of Hong Kong

Mr Gerhard Hancke - gp.hancke@cityu.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr Tam Hon Wah - tam@comp.hkbu.edu.hk

 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Mr Anthony Lai - lct@connect.ust.hk

 

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mr Shi Shangcheng - shishangcheng@gmail.com

 

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Mr Allen Au - csallen@comp.polyu.edu.hk


The University of Hong Kong

Ms Phoenix To - pto@cs.hku.hk

PwC’s HackaDay 2017 Recap

 

PwC Hong Kong's first ever hacking competition - HackaDay 2017 - was successfully held on 23-June, where undergraduate students from five Hong Kong universities competed in a 6-hour hacking session at our executive centre.  We are delighted that the participating students displayed a good level of knowledge in major hacking categories and would like to congratulate the winning team, 'WannaCry', from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and team 'Firebird-2' from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Check out our HackaDay 2017 recap video for highlights!

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Disclaimer

By participating in the Competition, you agree that, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable laws, PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited (“PwC”), other PwC firms and entities, their partners, employees, officers, agents, representatives and sub-contractors (collectively, “PwC Parties”) shall not be liable or responsible for, and shall be released from and held harmless against, all liabilities, claims, demands or actions of any kind, including but not limited for any death, accidents, injuries, losses and/or damages of any kind whatsoever to any persons and property which may arise or be sustained from or in connection with the Competition.

You acknowledge and agree that PwC Parties are not responsible for any technical, hardware, software, systems, networks, websites, platforms, servers and/or equipment malfunctions or failures, or any inaccurate, incomplete or incorrect information, or any other problems, errors, disruptions or interruptions of any kind whatsoever which may arise or occur in connection with the Competition.

You understand and agree that PwC Parties shall have absolute and sole discretion and right to conduct, organise, suspend, modify or terminate the Competition in any manner and at any time as they see fit.

You should, and should also ensure and procure that all your team members, comply with the Competition Rules and maintain the highest standard of professionalism, ethics and integrity during the Competition. As such, you and your team should not attempt or take any actions to sabotage, tamper or interfere with other competing teams, the Competition’s platforms or any PwC Parties’ hardware, software, systems, networks, websites, platforms, servers and/or equipment. You understand and agree that PwC Parties have absolute discretion to disqualify your team for any violation of the Competition Rules or ethics/integrity standards.

You agree that any disputes on or relating to the Competition shall be governed by the laws of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes, whether contractual or non-contractual.