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CyberSoc Summer Week 1: Give It A Go!

In this term's GIAG, we'll be in PZA/103 at 5pm playing around with command execution on a webpage, finding mystery flags! You will learn basic Linux commands and how to decode encryption, and there will be time at the end to socialise with other members of the society. No prior Cyber Security knowledge is needed, so just bring along a laptop or borrow one from the Piazza library. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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CyberSoc Chillout Session

After the intense HackBack CTF last Saturday, it's time for another of our biweekly chillout sessions! Join us in the Piazza at 6:30pm for a chance to work together on cybersecurity problems, debate which distro of Linux is best, or just some mid-week relaxation!

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HackBack CTF

CyberSoc York is taking part in the HackBack inter-university CTF competition! Registration is open to teams of up to four - this replaces our usual CTF for this term, so get registered. The deadline is the 1st March! Registration instructions can be found at (on the left, at the bottom).

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CyberSesh 2: Electric Boogaloo

⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ IT'S BACK BABY! After the success of the first CyberSesh, we've had literally (not literally) thousands of requests to hold another one. So that's we've done! CyberSesh will begin in the Constantine Forum at 9pm TOMORROW for pre-drinks, followed by a trip to The Lowther for the rest of the night. Rumour has it some people might even be heading to Mansion too... 👀 Please bring your own drinks, and make sure to have your ID on you for when we head into town! This event is open to everyone, not just CyberSoc members, so bring your mates along and get involved! ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️

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Elections & Fun Stuff (AGM)

It's that time of the year when we elect the next committee - this could be your time to shine ☀️! We will be allowing people to stand on the night, but if you want to stand it would be helpful if you could email [email protected] or [email protected] so we're expecting you. We will also be running some fun competitions on the night so please do come along and have your say even if you're not running (also we need to reach quorum or we are no longer a valid society, and that would be sad 😢 so please come 🥳🤩). The positions that will be available are: -------------------------------------------------- President - Acts as the figurehead for the society, chairs committee meetings and handles day-to-day matters like replying to emails. This is a signatory position, meaning they also have certain powers to approve society spending. Secretary - Takes care of society admin, minutes meetings. Also handles day-to-day matters like replying to emails. This is a signatory position, meaning they also have certain powers to approve society spending. Treasurer - Responsible for overseeing the society's finances. Must sign off on all society purchases. Also a signatory position. Events Officer - Co-ordinates with the president to organise academic and social events. Press & Publicity Officer - Assists President in liaising with external stakeholders, and writes and disseminates communications to members and the wider student body. Outreach Officer - A student that is not studying a course within the Computer Science department. Conducts events and other activities to promote cyber security, and the society, to the student body beyond Computer Science students. Sysadmin - Co-ordinates the procurement of equipment and software with the President and Treasurer, and assists with the development of content for academic events. Postgraduate Officer - Represent the needs and requirements of students studying on the Msc Cyber Security course, and any other postgraduate courses. -------------------------------------------------- If you have any questions please contact the returning officers Asher Caswell & Alex Newton at the emails given above. We will also be accepting suggested constitutional amendments, to our constitution at Please send these by Saturday at the latest so we can send them out in our weekly email. We may or may not be doing a social after, depending on how organised we are. Voting will be done via the Alternative Vote voting system. See you there 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🗳❌! P.S. you must be a member to stand or vote. Remember to sign up at!

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Hardware Security Workshop

⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡ This workshop will revolve around hardware security. We're going to be getting down to the metal and exploring some vulnerabilities in hardware implementations, just because data is safe in software doesn't necessarily mean that it is in the hardware! We're going to be building some basic electronic circuits and interfacing them with some useful tools to extract data. Don't worry if you're not the best at building circuits, we'll be there to guide you through! This session will take place on 27/02 and will be starting earlier than usual at 15:00. It will be taking place on West Campus in the Electronics Department, P/T/401. Detailed directions to this room can be found below. ▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️▪️ DIRECTIONS TO P/T/401: 1. Ensure you are on Campus West. 2. Head towards the Physics/Electronics tower (The big tower next to the lake). 3. Once you are inside the tower, head to the middle and go through the doors on the right side of the chairs and vending machines. 4. Head to the top floor. If taking the stairs, the door is the one straight in front when you get to floor 4. If taking the lift, turn left out of the lift, through the doors, then turn right into the teaching lab. ⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡