F-Secure Consulting Event


Available slots: 12, 13, 14 or 15 April 2021

14:00 - 18:00 SAST

Online - South Africa

Sign up to compete in our first official invitation-only CTF challenge, designed for intermediate to advanced SOC teams.

Playground is F-Secure’s global on-demand platform for hands-on cyber security training and capture the flag challenges. In this session, your team can test your security skills in lifelike scenarios and think like attackers would.

What to expect:

Four hours of fast-paced fun, with the added benefit of learning between peers and via other skilled competitors.


Challenges on the day:

  • Test your application security skills by using SQL injection points, and running arbitrary command executions to find holes in our staged retail app.
  • With access to a small Active Directory network; you must escalate from an insecure third-party web application, through an Active Directory network up to Domain Admin.
  • Exploit different misconfigurations to take over a GitLab CI pipeline, extract secrets from runners, and eventually gain admin access to a web server.


Prerequisites to attend:

  • You need to compete in a team of 4 - 8 members.
  • This event requires intermediate to advanced hands-on hacking and pen testing experience. Prepare to be challenged!
  • Each participant is required to register individually. Once we have provided you with access to Playground, you will be able to group into your teams.


What do I need to prepare beforehand? 

  • One week prior to the event, you will get an access key to register an account on Playground. 
  • After registering your account, you need to spin up a sandbox to test access it.


How do I access the sandboxes? 

During the event, you’ll be able to spin up a sandbox containing the challenges. 

There are two methods of access: 

  • Remote Desktop Gateway: You only need a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari). 
  • VPN: You’ll need an OpenVPN client and a virtual machine with common hacking tools such as Kali Linux. 


Note: You need to test access beforehand, as corporate proxies and networking restrictions can prevent you from accessing our sandboxes. 


You are welcome to register on this page or via your Account Director. 

Please also let us know which date will be most suitable for your team to join.


We look forward to hosting you!


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