Honeyn3t.ie - Chapter Status Report For 2013


Brendan Lawless - Chief Executive Officer & Researcher
Jason Flood - Chapter Founder, Advisor & Researcher
William Bailey - Industry Expert, Secure Infrastructure Developer & Designer.
Mark Denihan - Researcher
Paul McCann - Researcher
Brian O’Crowley - Network Expert
John Clarke - Researcher
Dr Anthony Keane - Ethics Officer

honeyn3t.ie - main site and location of games when hosted through out the year during events.

We provides services to industry through providing CTF’s (Capture the Flag) tournaments to help educate the community, gather data and support recruitment searches for information security potential employers.

The Irish Honeyn3t Chapter, produced a number of CTF’s and educational sessions

OWASP Latin America CTF
One of the first events in 2013 was an amazing opportunity were the Honeyn3t provided a CTF to Latin America for OWASP’s Lating American tour. Players were faced with increasingly difficult challenges which they were awarded points for solving based on their difficulty and the speed with which they were solved.

OWASP Latin America Webinar Session
During the course of the Latin American OWASP CTF we also provided a webinar session which detailed tips and tricks for common attack vectors you can use in a CTF.
Source CTF – May 2013
After the success of the Latin American CTF the Honeyn3t had another success when hosting the Source CTF.

Demonstrating the learning outcomes of attending a Honeyn3t CTF if you look closely you’ll see the future winners of IRISSCON 2013 working hard during this CTF a few months before their success.

[email protected] – June 2013
For this event the Honeyn3t provided a workshop for the European Young Engineers Conference 2013.

Providing a CTF for OWASP during their European tour, and also presenting on topics at the Rome leg of the tour marked another successful CTF for the Honeyn3t.

IRISSCON November 2013
Having provided the 2012 CTF at IRISSCON the Honeyn3t was lucky enough to once again be responsible for providing the CTF for this event, the team put a serious amount of time and effort into this CTF to make it a success.
On the day the visuals during the CTF really emphasized just how much the Honeyn3t strives to deliver inventive and exciting CTF’s for the security community.


The majority of engagements listed through “Research and Development” were not just educational sessions, but presentations of the technical accomplishments of the group, they were the building blocks for community engagements as they brought us closer to the Irish information security community. We educated and encouraged the community to link up, be social and come together to achieve common goals. The most signiffagant event for the Irish Honeyn3t chapter being the IRISS 2013 Conference, where a CTF was provided, further information on this event can be seen in the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4uMIkexGXU

The main results from the developments of the Irish Honeyn3t chapter during 2013 demonstrated how the provision of education strengthened the chapters links with industry. The provisioning of these educational sessions provided invaluable insight into tbe need for education in the Information technology field and the ever expanding room for advancement in how people are educated in the information technology space.


2013 Goals:
To demonstrate the technical eminence of the Honeyn3t.ie chapter within the irish and global information security community: This was met by the honeyn3t.ie chapter providing educational sessions to students, researchers and industry professionals.

To provide education to the community: Met by providing interesting challenges that caught peoples attention enough to inspire them to learn more in the information security space, the challenges were on a vast array of topics in the security space.

To increase the technical ability of the core group of Honeyn3t.ie chapter members: The success of this goal can be seen in the advancement of CTF deploments used as 2013 progressed, ending with an extremely high note for the IRISS 2013’s conference delivery of an extremely advanced CTF system. Demonstrating the ability of the group.

2014 Goals:
1. Build strong links with industry: By providing education sessions for them and enabling social events where industry can meet potential future employees.

2. Continue to develop an advanced education CTF infrastructure that stays relevant to industry and is also exciting to learn from and challenging.

3. Generate extensive amounts of big data for research and threat analysis.

4. Keep the Honeyn3t.ie a welcoming social group where information security professionals, students and hobbiests can get together, get communication channels going and stay social.