Kevin Tyers

Co-Creator - iCTF

Kevin Tyers is a SANS Instructor teaching SEC504, the head of cyber intelligence engineering for a Fortune 250 company, and the co-creator for iCTF. Throughout his 15-year career, he has worked in the government, telecom, health care, and financial industries focusing on network engineering/security, incident response, and tooling. He holds the GCIH, GPEN, GCIA, GNFA, GCWN, and GCUX certifications. Kevin is the cofounder of the Information Security group DC480 in Phoenix Arizona. He has spoken at a variety of public and invite-only conferences such as BSidesLV, CactusCon, and SANS Hackfest. Beyond his professional pursuits, Kevin loves to spend time with his family, make mechanical keyboards, train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and study history.

Field Report- Building a game engine for 300 DEFCON hackers to smash Copy

We had a vision: host a unique, immersive, capture-the-flag event at DEFCON. And incentives: a $10,000 grand prize motivating 300+ of the best hackers on the planet to win. Our challenge: build the game engine that would bring the vision to life, but also survive the onslaught. This is our story.

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