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18 July 2018

CSAW 2018

The Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) is the largest student-run cyber security event in the United States. Organized by New York University (NYU), this event aims to bolster students’ awareness of cyber security (students from high schools through doctoral programs). CSAW is featuring competitions, workshops, and an industry fair allowing corporate and government organizations to promote and network with students.

The 15th contest will be held simultaneously on several continents : New-York City (NYU) for North America, in Valence (Grenoble-INP Esisar in France) for Europe and also in Israel, India and Tunisia.

The event turn around differents challenges like an entry-level CTF, an Embedded Security Challenge and others …

Inscriptions and info on https://csaw.engineering.nyu.edu/ctf


27 September 2017

AlgoSecure is sponsoring us!

AlgoSecure is a French independent consulting firm specializing in IT security. Their job is to accompany their customers in France (Lyon, Paris, Grenoble and Saint-Étienne) to secure their information system.
Their expertise can be found in missions such as: intrusion test (pentest), PoC of infosec solutions, incident analysis, risk analysis, etc.
All AlgoSecure members share commonalities: intellectual integrity, passion for cybersecurity, and humanitarian values.

This sponsoring is mainly aimed at helping the association to design the cost of the resources needed to run this portal and to encourage its development.


28 July 2017

CSAW’17

The Cyber Security Awareness Week is the largest student-run cyber security event in the United States. Organized by New York University (NYU), this event aims to bolster students’ awareness of cyber security (students from high schools through doctoral programs). CSAW is featuring competitions, workshops, and an industry fair allowing corporate and government organizations to promote and network with students.

The 14th contest will be held simultaneously on several continents : New-York City (NYU) for North America, Abu Dhabi (NYU Abu Dhabi ) for Middle East and North Africa, Kanpur (IITK) for India and Valence (France) for Europe.

The CTF qualification round will be on September 15th. Registration is now opened. Concerning the « Embedded Security Challenge » and the « Applied Research Challenge » the submissions have started since the 1st of July.


3 July 2017

Root-Me grows up!

With almost 100 000 registered members, 266 challenges and 54 virtual environments, we started to feel a little cramped. Then we pulled out the big artillery and migrated the infrastructure to a much more efficient server!

We are proud to welcome our new beast: 2x Intel® Xeon® E5 2620, 6-core 12 threads, 128 GB DDR3 ECC, 3 x 3TB SATA3.

With this, we can continue to provide you the best possible experience with:
- * adding RAM and CPU to the machines that needed it;
- * the creation of 7 new rooms for the CTF-ATD;
- * adding environments to attack in CTF-ATD;
- * the possibility of hosting more challenges requiring resources / servers (like ARM challenges, challenges with multiple machines, Windows challenges, etc.).

And as good news never comes alone, we have also updated the list of rewarded creations, so do not hesitate to feed up the platform!

Of course, all this is made possible by our sponsors, but also to your donations and subscriptions to the association!

So thanks ! And the root goes on ;)


23 May 2017

Provadys is sponsoring us

Our association is proud to announce the arrival of a new sponsor : Provadys !

Provadys is a french company that has offices in Paris, Nice and Nantes. They support organizations in the areas of Cybersecurity, Infrastructure & Cloud and Information System Transformation. Provadys puts its know-how at their service to address the challenges related to the security or mutations of Information Systems.

This sponsoring is mainly aimed at helping the association to design the cost of the resources needed to run this portal and to encourage its development.


23 May 2017

Nuit du Hack 2017

This year again, Root-Me is partner of the famous French hacking conference, the "Nuit du Hack", which returns on 24 and 25 June.
The NdH will gather, at the Convention Center of Disneyland Paris, all freaks, enthusiasts, professionals for conferences, workshops, and challenges. A public wargame and a private CTF will be held all night, individually or by team.


7 April 2017

NBS sponsors Root-Me !

We are proud to announce you the arrival of a new sponsor: NBS System.

Since 1999, NBS System has evolved in the information security and hosting sphere. With 3000 managed web sites, NBS System is the leader in hosting and e-commerce management & Magento Enterprise. As an expert in information security, NBS System has developed a private cloud with high security level known as CerberHost.

This sponsoring is mainly aimed at helping the association to design the cost of the resources needed to run this portal and to encourage its development.


14 March 2017

New sponsor: CERTILIENCE

Our association is proud to announce the arrival of a new sponsor: CERTILIENCE.

Established in 2008, CERTILIENCE is a French IT security agency that operates mainly at the national level. Its services offered revolve around security audits, integration and outsourcing. Certilience also launched in early 2017 its Computer Attack Simulator.

This sponsoring is mainly aimed at helping the association to design the cost of the resources needed to run this portal and to encourage its development.


4 February 2017

Publishing solutions on Internet

We remind you that publishing solutions on Internet (Youtube, Github, personal blog, ...) is forbidden.

Every player that won’t respect this rule will be banned and tagged as "leaker" (on every page where he occurs) as long as its solution stays publicly readable.

Root-Me has a lot of challenges, however, if we can easily find the solutions on Internet, intentionaly or not, there is no more "challenge".
Obviously, there will always have cheaters looking for the solutions to show their "big score", without knowing and learning anything. We don’t really care that much about cheaters.

Nevertheless, those are some reasons why we want to limit the proliferation of these solutions:

  • Avoid spoiling a player looking for documentation on its current challenge
  • Keep on Root-Me a convivial learning platform
  • Stay consistent regarding the score and ranking, with its competitive spirit that a lot of you like (it’s human :p)
  • Don’t daunt the authors of the challenges that see their work "destroyed" directly by publishing its solution on Internet
  • Last but not least, don’t forget that you can share all your efficient or surprising solutions, directly on Root-Me (only the players that already solved the challenge can see them).

Even if this message concern a minority of you, thank you everyone for your comprehension.
Have fun on Root-Me.org!


1 February 2017

THCon 2017

The first Toulouse Hacking Convention will take place on March the 3rd in the premises of the INP-ENSEEIHT.
Before the CTF that will take place on night, you can assist all day to conferences about IT security.

The entrance is free, however seats are limited, so register now!
Stay tuned on https://toulousehackingconvention.fr/.

PS: more than ten kinds of beer will be available as well as free food ;)