Hack The Box meetup
Getting started with pentesting.
I started with Hack The Box around the same time as I started with CTF's. I found it hard to get started with the machines, but when I did, I found out how addicting they are. I've managed to reach Hacker rank and I've learnt a lot from it already. I noticed that other students were interested in it as well, but had a harder time figuring out how to approach things. That's why I contacted Hack The Box and set up a collaboration.
To give the students of my school more experience, I hosted the first ever Belgian Hack The Box meetup. This meetup was focused on the essential skills and methodology of pentesting. I hope I'll be able to continue hosting these meetups, so I can advance in this field together with the participants.
The meetup was an amazing experience and I was really proud to host it. I gave the participants a quick tutorial on how Hack The Box works and I also gave them the mindset needed to start with hacking on the platform. After that we hacked six different boxes together:
I've gotten great feedback and everybody was really positive about it. The participants were really happy with the experience and one of them hacked his first active box the next day. I was honoured to be responsible for this event and it turned out great. I hope I can continue doing this.
25 April, 2020
The second meeting was really fun again. This time I had even more people and not only students. I had people that were already in InfoSec that came to see what it was about. And even Security Engineers from a big four company told me they still learned a thing or two from my meetups. Machines used in the meetup:
26 July, 2020
Since the two previous meetups were really successful, I wanted the third one to be a bit more special. I decided to create it in the theme of the C2 framework Empire. This time I had a lot of students that were new in hacking and they told me they learned a lot. The machines we used for the third meetup:
28 November, 2020