Space Security Challenge 2021: Hack-A-Sat 2

Space Security Challenge 2021: Hack-A-Sat 2

Start Date: Jun 26, 2021

End Date: Sep 19, 2021

It’s time to tame the last wild frontier of cybersecurity:

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As our lives become increasingly dependent on technologies that lie deep in space, it is imperative that we do what it takes to secure our universe. Hack-A-Sat 2 (HAS2) is designed to inspire the world’s top cybersecurity talent to develop the skills necessary to help reduce vulnerabilities and build more secure space systems.

The United States Air Force and United States Space Force jointly present this year’s Hack-A-Sat, which is open to all cybersecurity researchers who want to up their skills and knowledge of space cybersecurity. The challenge begins with a qualification round, and culminates in an attack/defend style Capture the Flag Event. It’s a space showdown designed to blur the lines between The Good and The Bad, and to focus all the best minds on creating a Cyber-Secure universe.

Details to Remember:

REGISTRATION
Opens May 4th, 2021 at 11am EDT
Closes June 27th, 2021 at 4pm EDT

30-HOUR VIRTUAL QUALIFICATION ROUND
Starts June 26th, 2021 at 10am EDT

QUALS PRIZES
Ten $10K prizes

48-HOUR VIRTUAL FINAL HACK-A-SAT 2 CTF
Starts September 17th, 2021 at 6pm EDT

FINALS PRIZES
$50K 1st place
$30K 2nd place
$20K 3rd place

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The U.S. Air and Space Forces in collaboration with the security research community opened registration May 4 for the qualification round of the second annual Space Security Challenge: Hack-A-Sat satellite hacking challenge. This virtual competition enables security researchers of all levels to focus their skills and creativity on solving cyber security challenges of space systems and incentivizes innovation in securing these systems. (Courtesy graphic)