Point3 Security Unveils Hack at the Harbor 2020 Call for Papers and Capture the Flag


Call for Papers Now Open Through September 1, 2020, CTFs Announced.

Baltimore, MD – August 24, 2020

Point3 Security, the leader in advanced training of cybersecurity professionals through gamified challenges, is pleased to announce its premier Hack at the Harbor virtual security conference, taking place September 25, 2020. The event’s sessions and capture-the-flag (CTF) contests are free of charge to all participants and are designed to help foster the growth and development of information security professionals who value lifelong learning. Register for free for this year’s virtual Hack at the Harbor security conference today!

The focus for this year’s conference is on empowering security teams and work environments. Sessions will provide security professionals with actionable information and upskilling opportunities, focusing on topics such as new risks and attacks, identifying and addressing critical skills gaps, team building, supporting security staff, communication across departments around security, mental health support, putting diversity & inclusion goals into practice, security trends, and educating teams.

Sessions include:

  • Hacker Hippocampus – 10 a.m. PT / 1 pm ET - August 4, 2020
    Always on the edge of your seat when it comes to new exploits and tricks? From bug bounties, CTFs, live hacking events, simulations, and interactive educational modules, they have been proven to stimulate and enforce new tools and knowledge to become stronger Red Teamers. But how does our brain process gamification and threats as hackers? This gamified/interactive talk shares how our brains are stimulated by them and how to up your game. Conducted by Chloé Messdaghi, Point3 VP of Strategy and Founder of WeAreHackerz (https://www.wearehackerz.org/), the global community of marginalized genders who hack.

  • Call for Papers:

    Hack at the Harbor invites speakers who can contribute to a workshop or conversation geared towards demystifying and advancing topics within information security, particularly those that may unnecessarily appear intimidating. Interested speakers are invited to apply for the following topics and areas of focus:

    • Professional development in infosec
    • Tackling CTF competitions
    • Workshops, or talks on how one can get involved in a research area you are passionate about

    Note: sessions will be between 10 - 50 minutes in duration including Q&A time.

    To apply as a Hack at the Harbor speaker, please visit https://hackattheharbor.com/cfp.

    Capture the Flag:

    The Hack at the Harbor Capture the Flag is sponsored by ESCALATE. It will start September 24, 2020 at 10:00am ET and conclude on September 25, 2020 at 3pm ET. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers. To register, please visit https://hackattheharbor.com/events.

    Evan Dornbush, Point3 Co-Founder and CEO, said, “Bad actors are investing enormous resources into continually innovating their malware and techniques, and while many companies are hiring the best cybersecurity talent they can find, they’re not investing in helping those professionals stay ahead of cyber criminals. Hack at the Harbor is created to provide today’s cybersecurity pros with the skills and knowledge they’ll need tomorrow to protect their organizations.”

    Chloé Messdaghi, Vice President of Strategy at Point3 Security, said, “The cybersecurity industry is, at the core, driven by talented professionals – I like to call them ‘everyday heroes’ – who are committed to continuous upskilling and strength through knowledge and diversity. The Hack at the Harbor celebrates our incredible, empowered infosec community by having talks that inspire us and share the latest threats during this surreal and unprecedented time.”



    About Point3 Security Inc.

    Founded in 2014, Point3 Security, Inc. is a premier information security organization that provides the industry with the training and analytical tools to enhance its workforce. Recognizing the industry’s increasingly complex threats, Point3 Security, Inc. provides game-based challenges that identify and cultivate cybersecurity talent for professional organizations. Point3 Security was recently named one of Inc. 500’s top fastest growing companies. For more information please visit ittakesahuman.com.

    About Hack at the Harbor

    Hack at the Harbor ([email protected]) is a newly developed virtual conference created by the founders of Point3 Security. They aim to bring the infosec community together through research, lifelong learning, and developing the next generation of information security professionals by building the future of infosec through new perspectives, current leadership, and fellowship.

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    Janelle Wolbert

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    Website: www.ittakesahuman.com