About the Hackathon
Students from each participating school will:
- Select six students to participate in two teams of three students each, to compete for prizes. Participants will be selected by faculty.
- Bring interested students to watch the competition and cheer on your school’s teams.
- Engage with exhibitors and sponsors
- Listen to Keynote speaker and one of the world’s most respected authorities on cybercrime and scams, Frank Abagnale!
The Inaugural Hack @ SChack will be hosted at
Denmark Technical College on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 8AM to 4:30PM ET.
How does the competition work?
The Hack@SChack Hackathon is a Capture-the-Flag event to stretch your security muscle and have FUN! Hack Warz® is a cyber-range testing and training environment consisting of a virtual environment that is used for cyber defense and offense testing and training. It provides a safe environment in which projects can test new tools and applications, as well as train cyber professionals in the tools necessary to help strengthen and develop their cybersecurity skills. Hack Warz® is modular and customizable to accommodate different network architectures and system configurations.
There will be 16 teams of 3 students from each of our participating schools. The event is comprised of a network of vulnerable virtual machines that have tokens (flags) to be found. The competition was designed to have tokens that could be found if the competitors follow any standard Pen Testing Methodology. As competitors go thru the pen testing phases (Planning, Discovery, Exploitation, Reporting) they will find tokens for points. Setting up the competition in this way reinforces the idea of following a structured process for a successful pen test. The competitors bring their own Laptops with an RDP and/or SSH client installed that they will use to connect to a Bastion host in their teams virtual private cloud instance. The Bastion host will have the allowed pen testing tools so that all competitors start on a level playing field making the skill and knowledge of the competitors the advantage. Competitors are given Rules of Engagements that will explain what they are allowed and not allowed to do in the competition.
How does scoring work?
LCE created a scoring engine that allows competitors to enter a token (15 or 16 digit hexadecimal number) to gain points. These tokens are found in the compromised systems. Some are found easily and some require more work with a bigger point reward. Hints will be given throughout the competition to encourage thought and keep the competition momentum going.
For information about how to join your school’s team or attend Hack@SChack ‘22 to represent your school, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Note Speaker
One of the world’s leading experts in cybercrime, embezzlement, forgery and secure documents and an associate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, bestselling author and subject of the movie Catch Me If You Can.
“Abagnale’s lecture may be the best one-man show you will ever see.”
– Tom Hanks, Academy Award Winning Actor
|8:00 am||Registration Open|
|8:00 am to 8:30 am||Breakfast and Networking|
|8:30 am to 9:00 am||Welcome and Introduction
Post Colors: Denmark-Olar HS High School JROTC Color Guard
Welcome: Dr. Willie L. Todd, Jr., President, Denmark Technical College
Speaker: SC Representative Robert Q. Williams (House District 62)
|9:00 am to 10:00 am||Keynote Speaker – Frank Abagnale|
|10:00 am to 4:30 pm||Exhibit Hall open|
|10:00 am to 3:00 pm||Hack Warz® Hackathon|
|4:00 pm to 4:30 pm||Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks|
Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic (NIWC)
Federal Bureau of Investigation – Columbia Field Office
About ATI’s Cyber Security – Computer Science Internship Program
The mission of the internship is to provide underrepresented minority students from SC historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Trident Technical College (TTC) the opportunity to gain firsthand insight into the computer science field through a guided program with the SC-based cyber security and computer science industry. Students learn real world skills and establish mentor-mentee relationships, while industry connects with local talent to meet their long-term workforce demands and help instill a passion for the field.
Via a nine-month virtual mentor relationship, a one-week immersion-style internship, and a Hackathon, the students are provided an opportunity to grow as computer scientists and gain valuable real world experience.
For information about how your organization can get involved as a mentor, or learn more about the program, contact Stacey Lindbergh, ATI Program Manager at 843.760.3566, or email email@example.com.