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UMassCTF Prep: Crypto Dash (International)

22 Sep
Tuesday, 09/22/2020 2:30am to 3:30am
Virtual via Twich
Special Event
Speaker: Steven Rossi

This week, we will cover the basics of crypto needed to succeed in CTF's. Cryptography is the study of mathematical ciphers used to encrypt and decrypt messages. We will cover a wide range of ciphers throughout history, starting with the basics, such as Caesar Cipher, all the way up to modern standards of encryption such as AES and RSA. No experience is required and we encourage anyone interested to show up. We hope to see you there.

The primary purpose of these weekly workshops is to prepare people for UMassCTF, a week-long security-focused Capture-The-Flag event happening in early October. However, the topics we will cover are useful for more than just UMassCTF. For example, software engineers use secure encryption to protect personal data and messages, so learning the basics now is a great way to get a head start in your career!

This live stream event is scheduled to work well for international students and will serve as an "office hour" for the domestic event. Participants are encouraged to first watch the primary event's recording, which will be made promptly available on YouTube. Then, during this stream, an instructor will briefly review the topics covered and work through any points of confusion.

All are welcome and no experience is required! Join this meeting by clicking here.