C.I.P.H.E.R. 5: 5th Challenges in Informatics: Programming, Hosting and ExploRing
CIPHER is a Capture The Flag-style exercise in IT security for teams of students from universities. The task is to maintain a server running multiple services, while simultaneously trying to get unauthorized access to the other team's servers. Each successful penetration gains points, as well as keeping the own services up and functional during the course of the game.
The event is co-hosted by Lexi Pimenidis and the Special Interest Group SIDAR (Security - Intrusion Detection and Response) of the German Informatics Society (GI). Cipher 5 co-executes with the international Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment DIMVA 2009 (July 9th -- 10th). Hardware, bandwidth and personal ressources have been gratiously donated by the Universita degli Studi di Milano. On-site participation of conference attendees is possible.