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About SafeHack 2021

Safehack is the biggest security hackathon in Africa targeting 100 participants in 2021. Every Hackathon has a strong software element. The intensity and enthusiasm required to deliver a competitive hack usually means that getting the solution to work in a short amount of time is challenge enough.

Advanced software and hardware are everywhere in our lives, and their impact, especially when broken or compromised by outsiders has never been more relevant. The purpose of SafeHack is to build a secure-by-design mindset in students by setting challenges that require both innovation and security considerations. The featured challenges will also include Proactive Capability (AI/ML), Network/Enterprise Security and Capture the Flag Change (CTF).

“In the era of Connected and Amplified Intelligence, a new type of a developer emerges. That developer needs to have the right kind of knowledge, consciousness and capability to project the African Digital Footprint against Digital Zombies in the diverse threat landscape.”





Hackers

100

Mentors

22

Provinces

9

Hours

36



The SafeHack 411s

SafeHack details

This is a 4th Information Security Hackathon hosted by Geekulcha and partners to champion Secure By Design principles.


Sponsorship

Sponsors will give you incompatable access to the industry's top young Geek,Also you will be contributing in youth Skills Development.


Objectives

The hackathon aims to bring awareness around online safety while building South African cyber and information security capacity.


Masterclass

Participants will benefit from presentations covering safe coding principles helping understand information security, vulnerabilities and the threat- landscape.

CTF Challenge


Can you Capture The Flag? SafeHack 2021 will include a CTF Challenge to help you build up more skills.





SafeHack 2021 Updates

Participate

Registration Now Open!


11 May 2021

Registration for Safehack 2021 has officially opened for public registration.


Host Partner

SafeHack at Sol Plaatje University


06 May 2021

Students from Sol Plaatje University will take organised focus onto the hackathon participation.


#SafeHack

What Happens At SafeHack?

It’s a 24 hour challenge that gathers developers under one platform to solve challenges using their Information Security knowledge. The challenges will be outsourced from the sponsors, the community, the Geekulcha team and also from the hackers taking part.


It is a event where the young geeks showcase their skills while networking and having fun. Mentoring will be provided to the Geeks by Security professionals throughout the hackathon.

What to expect at #SafeHack2021

It will be a weekend of working and mastering our crafts in the cybersecurity spectrum. Here is what to look foward to at #SafeHack2021.

New People

Meet new people that you can learn and work with going forward. Do network with many.

Acquiring new skills

There is always something new to learn at a Hackathon and SafeHack will help you acquire new skills.

Fun Times

The mission is simple - build a secure application. Nothing more exciting than building that layer of security.

Pressure and Glory

Put yourself into a test and work through a pressure of a hackathon tworads that sense of fulfilment.

Virtual - Code From Home

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of things have moved virtual including hackathons and such, you are expected to Code From Home, submit and the present your team's work.

Hackathon Mentors

  1. Steve Jump
    Mr Steve Jump
    Founder/MD, Custodient Adivisory
  2. Doreen Moekoena
    Ms Doreen Mokoena
    Founder/CEO, CyberSec Clinique
  3. Bernard Mashala
    Mr Bernard Mashala
    Infrastructure & Operations Analyst, Transnet
  4. Keitumetsi Tsotetsi
    Ms Keitumetsi Tsotetsi
    Senior Specialist, Vodacom

Hackathon Judges

  1. Steve Jump
    Mr Steve Jump
    Founder/MD, Custodient Adivisory
  2. Doreen Moekoena
    MS Doreen Mokoena
    Founder/CEO, CyberSec Clinique
  3. Bernard Mashala
    Mr Bernard Mashala
    Infrastructure & Operations Analyst, Transnet
  4. Keitumetsi Tsotetsi
    Ms Keitumetsi Tsotetsi
    Senior Specialist, Vodacom

Rules, Trends and Idea Inspiration


Please Note: No hacking of any other contestants, projects, laptops or devices is allowed. Any attempts will result in disqualification. SafeHack is only open to beginners (hackers who do not work for or in cyber security at any level).


Munch in the Code

No limits, write code in your own knowledge or stack to get that application up, focus is on best practices for security by design.

When working on your solutions always think about "WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG"


Use Resources Available

We recommend open source and do make use of the mentors available for your assistance.

Last updated 3 mins ago

Allow me to properly thank @Geekulcha for this amazing opportunity to participate in this year's #SafeHack at @BCXworld

I learnt a lot! And I will be back to apply the knowledge at #SSHack

Survival

I survived the zombies @Geekulcha @BCXworld #SafeHack

Aaron Seven Tseke, @Seven_Tseke

Experience

They all treated us very well in our stay @BCXworld with @Geekulcha and @sensepost. Your hospitality is well appreciated. May you grow #SafeHack

Masterclass Presentations

This provides the opportunity for the industry to meet and guide young local tech talent. The presentations will be a 2-hour session that will help the techies understand information security, vulnerabilities and the threat-landscape.

These presentations are from the sponsors, industry leaders and the Geekulcha team.


Take Part At SafeHack 2021

It's time to add a new skill to your CV or Portfolio. Register below to learn from industry leaders and other participants.