Hack the Building 2020
Event submitted on Tuesday, October 27th 2020, approved by Charles Villanueva ✓
This event has been tagged as follows:
This is a fascinating security event that focuses on how to hack into buildings! Sounds interesting to me, and we would certainly encourage you to get involved in this event. My understanding is that this event is organized by MISI, the Maryland Innovation & Security Institute.
Conference Event Summary
The following description was either submitted by the Conference Organizer on Tuesday, October 27th 2020, or created by us.
The event is designed to highlight the importance of critical infrastructure cybersecurity for commercial and government facilities. Government and commercial are two of the critical infrastructure pillars in the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) list of critical infrastructure.
The event will act as a showcase for offensive and defensive cyber skills centered on critical infrastructures cyber such as building automation systems (BAS), industrial control cyber (ICS), IoT devices used in typical commercial and government office buildings, and related information technology (IT) that these systems utilize or communicate with.
The concept is to allow offensive teams to utilize their tactics and techniques to target the various facility systems including networks and software in the same manner as any adversary would for day one – day two of the event.
Day 3 and day 4 of the event will be an offense on defense event where cyber threat detection solutions and defensive teams will attempt to defend the building’s systems using skill and technology.
The event plan includes live streaming and filming various aspects of the event. Footage will be part of an event documentary.
The network design for the event will allow for remote and onsite team participation.
The following systems will be in play: surveillance cameras, building access control, wireless access points, and network, building automation system, HVAC, fire suppression systems, and alarms. This list represents the current attack surfaces in play.
The building is an empty building consisting of 155,000 SQFT across two floors and a basement and a large parking lot.