March 19, 2018
BSides Austin functions as the largest yearly security conference in the state of Texas. Featured as the keynote speaker, center director Daniel Ragsdale presented Next gen CTFs: Integrating blue-team oriented and live network challenges into jeopardy-style CTFs along with Texas A&M graduate student Andrew Meserole and software engineer Nate Graf.
BSides Austin is a two-day information security “unconference” with programming focusing on high-quality content, and its small networking atmosphere fosters strong audience participation and group interaction. The conference promotes communication and collaboration of participants while surpassing the expectations of typical conference conversations.
Center Director Daniel Ragsdale, along with graduate student Andrew Meserole and Texas A&M former student Nate Graf, gave the conference’s Keynote Address on Friday, March 9th. The trio presented Next gen CTFs: Integrating blue-team oriented and live network challenges into jeopardy-style CTFs to conference attendees, introducing the practices used by Texas A&M’s Cybersecurity Center to create exciting and diverse CTF challenges.
Pictured: Nate Graf, Texas A&M former student
Pictured: Andrew Meserole, Texas A&M graduate student
From left to right: Andrew Meserole, Daniel Ragsdale, Nate Graf