Announcements

Week of 5/2 Whitehatters Club Meetings

Hey Whitehatters,


Wishing everyone great luck on their final exams! As far as meetings go, we plan to have a final Whitehatters meeting on Friday May 6th (5/6/22). I hope to see everyone there, so we can celebrate and give a proper sendoff to everyone! We will be discussing upcoming plans for Defcon, and possible new resources coming to the club next semester (Fall 2023).


Thank you all for such an inspiring and uplifting semester. It has been more than great. :)



Ethan Couch

WCSC Secretary



Week of 4/25 Whitehatters Club Meetings

Hey Whitehatters,


Given that this coming week will be Test Free Week and approaching finals week, we will not be holding meetings for this week (week of 4/25). Regardless, we are wishing everyone some good rest and luck before finals arrive!


On a side note, I wanted to thank everyone in the club who came out for B-Sides Tampa this Saturday. It was an enjoyable and insightful experience with all of you there!


Ethan Couch

WCSC Secretary



Week of 4/17 Whitehatters Club Meetings

Hey Whitehatters, this week is B-Sides time!


In this week's Blueteam Meeting, we will start off with the Blue Team Captain election, and then Whitehatters Blue Team Captain (Slack: @Austin Worline Discord: @bobjoe - Blue Team Captain) will be hosting a discussion centered on scripting with Bash.


Blue Team Meeting

Monday, April 18, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM in ENB 216

On Wednesday's CTF meeting, we will be practicing for the B-Sides Tampa CTF with picoCTF. Whitehatters president (Slack: @gerbsec - President Discord: @gerbsec - President) will split us into groups and facilitate some good practice for B-sides CTF this friday.

CTF Meeting

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 5:30-7:00 PM in ENB 216

Our usual advanced meeting will be replaced by B-sides, happening 4/22-4/23. We expect it will be a great time and will be going together as a club! Please get your tickets by this time if you are interested! Make sure you dress for the occasion, as you will likely come across many employers.

Tickets: https://events.bsidestampa.net/B-SidesTampa2022

B-Sides CTF

Friday, April 22, 2022 9AM-5 PM at 12212 USF Genshaft Dr Tampa, Tampa, Florida - 33620 (USF BSN Building)


Hope to see a lot of you there.


Ethan Couch

WCSC Secretary



Hello Whitehatters, this email serves to let you all know about an upcoming election that will be held April 18th 5pm, regarding fulfillment of the SysAdmin/Blue Team Captain role.


The WCSC System Administrator manages the WCSC computing infrastructure and acts as the team captain for the WCSC Blue Team, which practices for and competes in cyber defense competitions. The System Administrator serves a one (1) year term from the election until the end of the Spring 2023 term.


If you are interested in applying to be elected for this position, please fill out the following form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1F-zapaPodnHdpLWqixLD_WKGVkobLSJY4o0OJI01Z-M/edit


Thank you,

Ethan Couch

WCSC Secretary



Hello Whitehatters, hope your week is going well. As per the results of a previous announcement, we will be having a social event April 9th at 12pm at Top Golf!


Details can be found here: https://topgolf.com/us/tampa/


(Price is $39/bay - expect to pay about $6.50 a person)


We hope you'll come out for some fun outside of the terminal :)




Ethan Couch

WCSC Secretary



Week of 4/4/22 Whitehatters Club Meetings


Welcome to another week Whitehatters! Here is our schedule this week:



In this week's Blueteam Meeting, Whitehatters Blue Team Captain (Slack: @Austin Worline Discord: @bobjoe - Blue Team Captain) will be hosting a discussion centered on hands-on Linux hardening with previously downloaded Ubuntu VMs.


Blue Team Meeting

Monday, April 4, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM in ENB 216


On Wednesday's CTF meeting, our president (@gerbsec - President) will be beginning a talk that introduces you to the world of redteaming and offensive security.



CTF Meeting

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 5:30-7:00 PM in ENB 216


For Friday's meeting, founder of Whitehatters Club and adjunct professor at USF - Jeremy will be coming out to give a talk to our club.

Jeremy will discuss how the IT security world has changed since COVID and work from home, and will provoke thought about how security can confirm to an increasingly wireless world.


Advanced Meeting

Friday, April 8, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM in ENB 216



Ethan Couch

WCSC Secretary



Week of 3/27/22 Whitehatters Club Meetings


Welcome to another week Whitehatters! Here is our schedule this week:



In this week's Blueteam Meeting, Whitehatters Blue Team Captain (Slack: @Austin Worline Discord: @bobjoe) will be presenting an introduction to Windows system hardening. We will be resuming more advanced Linux hardening next week (4/4/22).


Blue Team Meeting

Monday, March 28, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM in ENB 216


On Wednesday's CTF meeting, our president (@gerbsec) will be going over the usage of Pwntools, a CTF framework written in python that is tremendously helpful for scripting. We will begin discussing scripting challenges using this tool.



CTF Meeting

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 5:30-7:00 PM in ENB 216


As per usual, we will hold a meeting Friday for collaboration and practice together on more advanced cybersecurity topics and exploits.


Advanced Meeting

Friday, April 1, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM in ENB 216



Ethan Couch

WCSC Secretary



Week of 3/21/22 Whitehatters Club Meetings


Welcome back Whitehatters! Hopefully, everyone had a great spring break. Here is what we have planned for this week:



In this week's Blueteam Meeting, Whitehatters Blue Team Captain (Slack: @Austin Worline Discord: @bobjoe) will be going over system hardening methodologies for Linux. Come with an Ubuntu VM ready!


Blue Team Meeting

Monday, March 21, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM in ENB 216

On Wednesday's CTF meeting, our president (@gerbsec) will be going over topics covered in the recent Pico.ctf competition, and will present his personal writeup as an overview of things.


CTF Meeting

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 5:30-7:00 PM in ENB 216


As per usual, we will hold a meeting Friday for collaboration and practice together on more advanced cybersecurity topics and exploits.


Advanced Meeting

Friday, March 25, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM in ENB 216




Ethan Couch

WCSC Secretary


Week of 3/7/22 Whitehatters Club Meetings


This week's meeting schedule is as follows. Everyone is welcome, and the only prerequisite is an interest in computer security! Additionally, all club members are encouraged to continue doing bandit(overthewire.org) and pico.CTF activities.


In this week's Blueteam Meeting we will be joined by Vincent Koeppel (@Bloop) once again, to continue our familiarization with Graylog. This time, we will be looking at the process of ingesting logs that have been sent from other machines, and possibly, setting up some dashboards and alerts within Graylog's interface.


Blue Team Meeting

Monday, March 7, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM in ENB 216

On Wednesday's CTF meeting, our president (@gerbsec) will be continuing the discussion on web exploitation techniques.


CTF Meeting

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 5:30-7:00 PM in ENB 216


As per usual, we will hold a meeting Friday for collaboration and practice together on more advanced cybersecurity topics and exploits.


Advanced Meeting

Friday, March 11, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM in ENB 216



Ethan Couch

WCSC Secretary


Update to Friday, February 18th's Scheduling:


Hello Whitehatters,


I wanted to update everyone that we will be having a guest speaker Ben Weber joining us on Friday, February 18th, (5:00pm - onwards) through videoconferenceĀ instead of our normal collaborative CTF practice. Please try and come to this meeting; he will be discussing his role as a professional in functional blue teaming, specifically within his employer Raymond James.


Let's show him our appreciation!


WCSC Secretary

Ethan Couch


Week of 2/14/22 Club Meetings


This week's meeting schedule is as follows. Everyone is welcome, and the only prerequisite is an interest in computer security! Additionally, all club members are encouraged to continue doing bandit(overthewire.org) and pico.CTF activities.


Try to finish these two weekly activities before this week's CTF meeting:


CTF Meeting Weekly Challenges

- NATAS overthewire.org

- Explore Damn Vulnerable Web App (DMVA) on Metasploitable2


On Monday's Blue team meeting, Whitehatters Blue Team Captain (Slack: @Austin Worline Discord: @bobjoe) will be discussing cybersecurity competitions, specifically, the recently occurred SECCDC competition.


Blue Team Meeting

Monday, February 14, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM in ENB 216

On Wednesday's CTF meeting, Whitehatters President (Slack: @gerbsec Discord: @gerbsec), will continue his discussion on web exploitation and will delve into hands-on web exploitation techniques. Note:

VirtualBox network fix -

1 - Virtualbox > file > preferences > network > 'click the + to add a NAT network'

2 - Each VM > settings > network > attached to > select 'NAT network' (the one you created) machines will have different IPs

This is for people on Virtualbox who can't get their Ubuntu machine working with Metasploitable

CTF Meeting

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 5:30-7:00 PM in ENB 216


As per usual, we will hold a meeting Friday for collaboration and practice together on more advanced cybersecurity topics and exploits. We will be doing SQL Injection practice.


Advanced Meeting

Friday, February 18, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM in ENB 216


Website: The website and the Google calendar are updated regularly. Here is a guide for new members on how to get involved in the club: https://www.wcsc.usf.edu/noobs.


Meetings: We are planning on having recurring meetings on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Some of these meetings may occur online on our discord server, but generally, they will be in-person meetings located in room ENB 216 at the USF Engineering II Building.


Discord/Slack: Discord and Slack are our primary communication channels. If you have a usf.edu or mail.usf.edu email address, you can sign up for Slack here. Otherwise, to be added to our Slack team, please send an email to wcscsecretary@whitehatters.org.


WCSC Discord


Mailing List: To get updates about meeting times and other important information, please join our mailing list - http://listserv.usf.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A0=WCSC.


Other WCSC Resources:

CTFtime.org: https://ctftime.org/team/315

GitHub: https://github.com/WCSC

Calendar: https://www.wcsc.usf.edu/calendar

Website: www.wcsc.usf.edu

BullsConnect Join Link: https://bullsconnect.usf.edu/WCSC/club_signup

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wcscusf/about/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/whitehatters


Looking forward to some fun, insightful, and engaging club meetings,



Ethan Couch

WCSC Secretary



Week of 1/24/22 Whitehatters Club Meetings


This week's meeting schedule is as follows. Everyone is welcome, and the only prerequisite is an interest in computer security!


Discord


On Monday's Blue team meeting, Whitehatters Blue Team Captain (Slack: @Austin Worline Discord: @bobjoe) will be going over setting up the virtualization process with VMware, along with basic concepts within Windows and Powershell.


Blue Team meeting

Monday, January 24, 2022 at 5:00-6:30PM in ENB 216

On Wednesday's CTF meeting, Whitehatters President (Slack: @gerb Discord: @gerbsec), will start talking about and sharing resources on Linux fundamentals, using command prompt, and understanding the Linux file system (groups/users/permissions).

CTF meeting

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 5:30-7:00PM in ENB 216


As per usual, we will hold a meeting Friday for collaboration and practice together on more advanced cybersecurity topics and exploits.


Advanced meeting

Friday, January 28, 2022 at 5:00-6:30PM in ENB 216


Ethan Couch

WCSC Secretary

Weekly CTFs and Competitive Training

    • Playing in CTFs again soon

      • Check out CTFTime for upcoming CTFs

      • Feel free to discuss any CTFs your playing in #OpenCTF channel on Slack