Applied Cyber Hackathon

Discover and fix vulnerabilities in open source projects - join us for a day of hands-on learning and security hacking!
  • When Feb 24, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-800)
  • Where Huang Basement
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Applied Cyber and security engineers from Redpoint Ventures <> are hosting a computer security hackathon on Saturday, February 24th.

Participants, in teams of any size, are tasked with running static analysis on open-source *nix libraries, from OpenVPN to Darknet, SciPy to memcached.  From there, they can take on any combination of these three challenges:

  1. Discover a vulnerability: demonstrate a code exploit, and maybe even walk away from the hackathon with a CVE <> to your name.  The more impactful your discovery, the better.
  2. Build a defense: implement fixes for everything from memory mismanagement to brand-new vulnerabilities.  Reduce attack surface, contribute to a live code base, and prevent future exploits from ever happening.
  3. Experiment with tools: Redpoint Ventures has built its own static analysis tool based on Clang scan-build. This tool will be provided to all participants at the start of the competition; particularly creative use of this tool will be noted.

Whether you have years of experience or are just getting started, there is an open source project that can use your help.  While we have a list of selected projects that can work with Redpoint Venture's tool immediately, participants should feel free to work on any open source project that interests them.

Join us for a day of hands-on learning and security hacking with prizes!

This event is open to current Stanford affiliates only. RSVP here. <>