RIPE 82 Cybersecurity Challenge

Would you like to put your hacking skills to the test? Compete in the RIPE 82 Cybersecurity Challenge and find out!

The Challenge will open on Monday, 17 May and will close on Friday, 21 May.

The Situation

The RIPE NCC has deployed a brand new, state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence cybersecurity system to protect its infrastructure against cyberattacks. There is just one problem – the AI has decided that the biggest cybersecurity threat is from humans! It is now denying us access to our own infrastructure.

RIPE community, we need your help to regain access to the RIPE NCC’s systems.

Your Mission

Regain access to the RIPE NCC’s critical servers and recover administrator passwords so that the AI can be shut down.

Are you ready?

How to Participate

The challenge is open to registered RIPE 82 attendees. To take part in the RIPE 82 Cybersecurity Challenge, you will need to first register for RIPE 82. While registering, select the option to participate in the Cybersecurity Challenge.

If you have already registered for RIPE 82 and now you want to take part in the challenge, please email meeting [at] ripe [dot] net.

You will receive a link by email to create an account on the Certified Secure website, the challenge platform.

Please note that the RIPE 82 Cybersecurity Challenge is managed by Certified Secure and run on their platform. Participants will be asked to create accounts and agree to the terms and conditions of the Challenge.

Please note that we have a limited number of places, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kick Off

When: Monday, 17 May
Time: 12:00-12:30 UTC+2
Where: Meetecho

Get an introduction to the RIPE 82 Cybersecurity Challenge and learn a bit more about what challenges you can expect.

After the kick off, you will have until 12 noon on Friday, 21 May to solve the challenge. You will be able to do it at your own pace and in your free time.

If you missed the kick-off, you can view it here.

Walk-through and wrap up

When: Friday, 21 May
Time: 12:15-13:00 UTC+2
Where: Meetecho

We’ll announce the winners and walk you through the solutions. At the end of the day, it’s about making sure we have a safer Internet!