CyberspACe securiTy and forensIcs lab (CactiLab)

Rochester Institute of Technology

Director: Prof. Ziming Zhao

CTFs and Competitions

Ziming and CactiLab lead hacking teams (Cacti and TigerBytes) in hardware and software CTFs and competitions. In Fall 2020, Ziming offers CSE 610 System Security: Attack and Defense for Binaries online every Monday 5:20PM - 8:10PM. The session is open to everyone who has interest in offensive and defensive techniques. Shoot Ziming an email if you want to attend.

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Team Cacti (Xi Tan, Md. Armanuzzaman, Nick Hendee, Jason Blocklove, Jamie Kubeck, Erez Binyamin, Matthew Toro, Brandon Adler) advised by Dr. Ziming Zhao and Dr. Marcin Lukowiak placed 6th in the 2020 MITRE Collegiate eCTF (embedded capture-the-flag) cybersecurity competition.

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Team Cacti (Jake Brown, Connor Shade, Jack McKenna, Aaron Gdanski, Devon Reilly, Pierce Walker) advised by Dr. Ziming Zhao prepares for 2019 Department of Energy CyberForce Competition.

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Team TigerBytes (Max Proskauer, Langston Menezes, Stuart Nevans Locke, Alden Davidson, Eric Scheler, Thomas Cenova, Jason Blocklove, Prateek Talukdar, Brandon Adler, Jonathan Nissan), in the picture from left to right: Thomas Cenova, Brandon Adler, and Eric Scheler, advised by Dr. Ziming Zhao and Dr. Marcin Lukowiak placed third in the 2019 MITRE Collegiate eCTF (embedded capture-the-flag) cybersecurity competition.

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