Hackathon Mobile Security
The University of Genoa and Gruppo SIGLA - a company of the Relatech Group - maintain an active synergy throughout 2023. In parallel with the ongoing collaboration regarding the theses of Computer Science students on topics such as software security and application development, Gruppo SIGLA not only supports the activities of the Ligurian CyberChallenge.IT 2023 group as a sponsor, but also actively contributes to the sharing of experiences with the young participants. In doing so, the company offers its contribution to the training course organized by Prof. Lagorio and Prof. Ribaudo of the University of Genoa.
Gruppo SIGLA has also decided to share the experience gained within the developments and activities of the European project CitySCAPE, organizing a "hackathon" focused on the issue of security for mobile applications, especially on the Android platform. The event - which is divided into two sessions on 15 and 19 May 2023 at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Genoa - consists of an engaging experience, in which students challenge each other through a course of hacking mobile applications, played in the form of a game.
During the first session, Gruppo SIGLA presented the objectives of this game and provided basic notions on the IT security tools to be used in the hackathon (such as Kali Linux, John the Ripper, Wireshark, etc.). The use of these tools is designed to highlight the challenges and issues related to the cybersecurity of apps and the mobile environment. During this phase, Gruppo SIGLA colleagues held a classroom seminar for the participants of the CyberChallenge.IT 2023, offering an interactive lesson.
The second appointment will take place on May 19, during which the participants of the CyberChallenge.IT 2023 will compete in the challenge and compete to solve the puzzles of the game created by Gruppo SIGLA. At the end of this meeting, the winners of the Hackathon will receive some starters offered by Kaspersky, another prestigious partner of the CitySCAPE project.