Tutorial: CubCon 2018 Electronic Badge

Tutorial: CubCon 2018 Electronic Badge

This is a special tutorial write-up authored by Deja Security Consultant Atanas Kirilov, who built the CubCon 2018 badge.

CubCon was a brand-new event at DEF CON, developed with the intent to bring beginner and experienced hackers together and build up the community, as well as to pass along career tips and lessons learned the hard way.

I’m one of the four organizers who ran the event, and the purpose of this post is to illustrate how I helped plan it with the development of a challenge badge.

How Cybersecurity Has Turned to Games to Discover Diverse New Talent

How Cybersecurity Has Turned to Games to Discover Diverse New Talent

“The skills developed by gaming could be arguably summarized as practice obsessing over digital problems. I think anyone who has seen both a hacker and a gamer obsessing over something can immediately understand the relationship. That ability to completely lose yourself in the problem is a valuable skill in the industry—partially because of the work ethic that comes from that obsession, and partially because of the comprehensive knowledge that type of person usually has in their domain.”