Monday, July 18, 2016

The Winner Hacks it All


SEC Consult Part of the AppSEC EU University Challenge '16 Winning-Team

German summary below.

Even though the Austrian football team didn't get far at the UEFA Euro 2016, at least the TU Wien team (Technical University Vienna) got our backs at the AppSEC University Challenge '16. Five top-universities challenged their hacking-skills during the European security-event AppSEC 2016 in Rome (27.6.-1.7.). With incredible 300 points it was TU Wien who was able to claim victory. SEC Consult supported the team financially and with energetic manpower: Former intern, experienced competitor and now SEC Consult employee Thomas Weber led the team to their early point-lead.

Weber was one of the guys who worked on the jeopardy tasks on the first and second day of the competition, while others focused on the attack and defense part. The team was able to rank fist with 124 points by solving many technical riddles, followed by second and third place Switzerland (118) and Germany (106). By the end of the second day – and after a long race of attack-defence play, fixing vulnerabilities and trying to find unsecured spots in the opponents systems – TU Wien won

with incredible 300 points."

SEC Consult congratulates the winning-team as well as colleague Thomas Weber to the victory and wishes best of luck for the next AppSEC University Challenge '17 in Belfast. For detailed insights into the challenge and its tasks please visit catalysts blog, where TU Wien member Daniel Marth shares his experience. 

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SEC Consult Teil des Gewinner-Teams der AppSEC EU University Challenge '16

Auch wenn Österreich bei der Fußball-EM 2016 nicht weit gekommen ist, hat uns zumindest das Team der TU Wien (Technische Universität Wien) bei der AppSEC University Challenge '16 nicht hängen gelassen. Fünf Top-Universitäten stellten ihre Hacking-Skills während der europäischen Sicherheitskonferenz AppSEC 2016 in Rom (27.6.-1.7.) unter Beweis. Mit unglaublichen 300 Punkten konnte das Team der TU Wien schließlich den Sieg heimtragen. SEC Consult sponserte nicht nur die Mannschaft, sondern unterstütze diese auch tatkräftig mit Manpower: Ehemaliger Praktikant, erfahrener Wettbewerbsteilnehmer und nun SEC Consult Mitarbeiter Thomas Weber führte das Team zu einem frühen Punkte-Lead.