Capture That Flag : How CTF Competitions Make You a Better Developer
Presented by: John Koerner
Have you ever been asked to "think like a hacker?" Do your eyes glaze over when you have to sit through a security audit of your application? Do you want to avoid having an incident like Target, Capital One, or Equifax? If any of these apply to you, consider participating in a Capture the Flag (CTF) competition. Together we'll explore the basic concepts of a CTF, a bevy of tools that are available to you, and dig into some example flags that have relevance to you as a developer. We'll cover topics such as buffer overflows, SQL injection, and cross site scripting, just to name a few.
You'll walk away with the skills needed to participate in your first (or your next) CTF competition and with the knowledge of how this will make your applications more secure. Maybe you'll even be inspired to join the CTF here at Codemash