Welcome to the first annual LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group Capture the Flag cybersecurity ethical hacking competition! This competition is designed to allow you to learn how to perform ethical hacking in a safe environment, serving as an educational tool for those interested in cybersecurity. A by-product of the competition is to acquire skills to harden environments from OWASP Top Ten web application risks. It will consist of a series of challenges with varying degrees of difficulty that require participants to exercise different skillsets to solve. Don’t worry if you are not a seasoned expert. There is a little something for everyone. Are you ready to test your skills and knowledge of the OWASP Top Ten web application risks? Test your skills by capturing flags hidden in databases, webpages or source code.
The competition will run from January 18, 2022, at 8:00 am EST, through January 20, 2022, at 11:59 EST. Did I mention prizes?! We are offering three prizes, which will consist of: First Place – Apple iPad 64 GB; Second Place – Yeti Cooler or Bose QuietComfort Headphones and Third Place – Apple Air Pods, Kindle or Raspberry Pi. These prizes will be awarded to the individual participants with the first, second and third highest points after the event ends.
Thoroughly read below for details on how to sign up for the competition and contest rules.
1st Place: Liam Parker – Wales, United Kingdom
2nd Place: Nevan Beal – Florida, United States
3rd Place: Shah Altaf – England, United Kingdom
who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older, as of the date of entry, with access to the Internet and an email account during the Contest Entry Period (defined below) and subsequent Prize Award Period (as defined below). Questions regarding the Contest may be directed to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.orgAll applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Entry in the Contest requires your full and unconditional acceptance of these official rules ("Official Rules"), including, but not limited to, your consent to receive email messages from the Sponsor solely in connection with the Contest.
In the event of a tie, the Judge will break the tie by randomly selecting an entrant from all tied entries as one to be included in the Top 3. Decisions of the Judge will be made on January 26, 2022, and are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Entry Period. The winners will be contacted on January 27, 2022.At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following: (I) a potential Prize Winner's failure to respond to notification promptly after its transmissions; (2) the return of an email notification as undeliverable after three (3) attempts; (3) a potential Prize Winner's failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency; (4) a potential Prize Winner's failure to validly claim the prize by January 31, 2022; (5) any other non-compliance with the Official Rules. In the event of prize forfeiture, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award or not award the forfeited prize to an alternate winner.
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Any disputes that may arise hereunder shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Georgia without regard to the conflicts of laws principles of any jurisdiction. Venue with respect to any such disputes shall be had in the state and federal courts of the State of Georgia. However, if you are a consumer and you live in a European Union member state in which this Contest is being run you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law of the member state in which you are resident and can bring legal proceedings in the courts of that member state.
The Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision and will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations.In any cause of action, the Sponsor liability will be limited to two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00), and in no event shall the Sponsor be liable for attorneys' fees and/or experts' fees and costs. By participating in the Contest, each entrant waives the right to claim any additional damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, incidental or indirect damages.