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New! Team participation up to 4 people

by Cybersprint Blog 20 May 2021

200 hackers, professional and students, a much bigger scope than previous years, an interactive side-program during the event, €€-prices and awards: that’s the digital edition of Hâck the Hague ‘21 in a nutshell!

Have you been hesitating to register for the online edition of HTH? Then make the most of this opportunity and register yourself or your team for the online 2021 event! Attending HTH with a team adds an entirely different dimension to the event and requires skills like coordination and communication in order to make the most of the available knowledge and experience. Individuals in a team have a dynamic way of looking at things and dealing with situations. Together you may discover totally different vulnerabilities than on your own.Register for HTH21
Below a couple of tips if you are planning on participating with a team.

Putting a team together

If you participate with a team, make the most of the individual skills of your team members. Ideally, you need a ‘’generalist’’ who keeps an overview of the entire playing field and other team members who are specialist in e.g. specific tools or attacks, who can dive into the details of promising leads or other areas. Remember, every individual has his/her own way of looking at things and will find vulnerabilities that others overlook. Also, don’t forget to use each other as sparring partners during the event: together you know more than on your own!

Team captain

The biggest challenge a team captain could face is making sure that the skills and focus of the team members are put to the tasks where they add most value. You need to keep your eye on your team members and their efforts whilst focusing on your own job - so a bit of multitasking might come in handy too. As team captain you are responsible for a timely submission of the proof of concept of your team, you are required to be (digitally) present at the award ceremony with your camera on and you are the spokesperson for the entire team before, during and after the event.

A team captain should be appointed before registration, as he or she should register every person on the team and will act as the main point of contact for everything related to the event.

Preparation

As an individual you might prepare for HTH in the last minute, but as a team it’s worthwhile to start earlier. Discuss how you are going about the event, who will be responsible for what, and how you are planning to keep track of each other’s activities. Documenting what individual team members are doing in one single document is not only to prevent people working on the same things, but will also allow you to give individuals the credit they deserve. Tools like e.g. Burp suite, help to automatically create an overview of all websites that you have visited.

Sounds interesting? We are looking forward to receiving your registration!

More information on Hâck the Hague ’21 & registration

Hâck The Hague 2021 in the media

An awesome event like Hâck The Hague is bound to grab attention in the media. How many municipalities and organisations voluntarily allow their systems to be hacked? Not that many, and definitely not by 200 hackers at the same time! From interviews with hackers, to articles about the competition. We have summarised the most remarkable coverage for you in this blog post. 

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Hâck The Hague 2021 Press Release

The Hague, 27 September 2021 – Today the digital infrastructure of the municipality of The Hague was scrutinised by 206 ethical national and international hackers. Among the 125 reported vulnerabilities were; unsafe access to accounts, outdated software, the ability to inject malicious code into a website and an account that could be taken over completely.

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Hâck The Hague programme: sneak preview

We have planned an exciting programme for Hâck The Hague that will air on 27 September. Expect fun podcasts and videos about cybersecurity in all shapes and sizes. We tested citizens of The Hague on their knowledge of cybersecurity and held exclusive interviews with both professional and student hackers. What will they share? Here's a sneak peak. 

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