Context are silver sponsors at this years AusCERT Conference, the oldest information security conference in Australia, attracting around 700 attendees each year. At this year's event, they are hosting more than 50 speakers as well as various workshops, networking events & much more. Be sure to visit us at booth #S10 to have a chat with our team and pick up some great giveaways.
We are very excited to announce that Connor Scott, Senior Security Consultant at Context and Gerard Kelso, Security Consultant/IT Engineer at Context, will be hosting a PWNtoDrone CTF on the 30th - 31st May. The objective of the challenge is to allow participants to try their skills in a controlled/semi-representative ICS controller system, which includes a fully functioning SCADA network; including controllable traffic lights, smartmeters, pumped water storage and simulated smoke and fire effects. Once players have compromised the network from the IT DMZ, propagating through to the OT2 network it is possible to compromise and capture the drone from the Modbus controlled drone hangar.
Connor is a Senior Security Consultant at Context Information Security based in the Melbourne Office, where he leads teams of consultants conducting a wide range of assurance and research services. He has been employed in the security industry for a decade, and earlier as a software developer. Connor enjoys and has a focus on open-scope red teaming, Internal/External network assessment, vulnerability discovery and exploitation, software security assessments and embedded device assessments.
Since joining Context a number of years ago, Connor has honed his skills in SCADA/OT testing techniques and methodologies. He has also helped build and deliver a number of CTF events and Training labs for Context’s clients and staff and is happy to be able to blend both of these disciplines into this event.
Gerard is a Security Consultant/IT Systems Engineer at Context Information Security based in the Melbourne Office, where he delivers assurance services while also being responsible for Context’s Australian IT Systems. He has had over 16 years of experience working in and around IT systems that cover a vast swathe of Australia. In addition to being employed with Context, he volunteers at a number of Australian security and entertainment conferences.
Before joining Context, Gerard worked in development, automation and maintenance of many different IT networks across a variety of industries from Schools to International Engineering companies. Gerard leverages this broad experience to deliver network security assessments, web application tests, and cloud security assessments with a focus on container security.
For more information about the event and to register to attend, please check out this website.