Sessions

While we strongly encourage participants in the society to buy a membership, it's important that interested individuals have the opportunity to trial a session before joining. To that end, we offer one free session a year to non-members; simply email us at [email protected] and we'll add you to the list for that week.

Our regular sessions are hosted in person (!) and streamed on Blackboard Collaborate, every Monday at 19:00 - 20:30 (ish). Members will be given access to our Blackboard Collaborate Organisation, from which they can view all sessions and recordings. If you've requested a guest session and want to attend online, we'll send you a direct link.

For step by step instructions on accessing our sessions and recordings, click here.

2022-23 Semester 1

02 Oct 2022Intro to Linux

Presented by James Lawford & Mac Goodwin
Location: Hicks Building, Room K14, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy

An introduction to Unix-based operating systems and the tools you will use as an ethical hacker A linux instance is not required as we are using SSH as it is a beginner session, but if you have it already any distro is fine.


PDF session slides

Fundamental Skills

linux-1---navigating-the-file-system.pdf
linux-2---downloading-files-and-packages.pdf

Software Requirements (These will need to be installed prior to the Session)

VMWare (Optional / Not Required)
Virtualbox (Optional / Not Required)

26 Sep 2022Intro to Hacking and Web Hacking

Presented by Sebastian Southwell & Mac Goodwin
Location: TBD, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy

Our first session on web hacking methodologies, tools, and simple attacks.


PDF session slides

Fundamental Skills

web-1---inspecting-a-webpage.pdf
web-2---understanding-http-requests.pdf
web-3---burp-suite.pdf

21 Sep 2022Give it a Go 2021 - Intro to Hacking & Caesar Cipher

Presented by Mac & James
Location: Hicks Building - Lecture Theatre 4, 2pm - 4pm
Difficulty: Easy

Our Web Hacking Give it a Go session, where we'll teach you some basic Web Application attacks and methodologies!


PDF session slides

Fundamental Skills

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20 Sep 2022Meet our Societies Talk (with DCS)

Presented by Mac Goodwin
Location: Various, Various across 20th + 21st September - check your intro week timetable
Difficulty: Easy

Our introduction to the society, including our goals for the year. Made for the Department of Computer Science intro week talks for students in Intro Week.


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2021-22 Semester 2

09 May 2022Blue Teamers's viewpoint

Presented by John
Location: TBD, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: TBD

2nd part of a 2 session series on Red and Blue teaming. Watch a certified Blue teamer discover how the red teamer compromised the system, tools for logging and post-compromise response.

02 May 2022Red Teamers's viewpoint

Presented by Jack
Location: TBD, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: TBD

1st part of a 2 session series on Red and Blue teaming. Watch an OSCP certified penetration tester exploit an application, see how they discover vulnerabilities and compromise the target.

25 Apr 2022Tor, Cryptocurrencies, & AGM

Presented by Vlad & Nicki
Location: TBD, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Medium

We talk about anonymising technologies, and elect next year's committee


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04 Apr 2022HTB Session

Presented by TBD
Location: TBD, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: TBD

TBC - we may run a HTB session over Easter if people are interested


Dependent Sessions (Recap may be needed)

Hack The Box

28 Mar 2022CTF Preparation Session

Presented by Mac and Seb
Location: Diamond Workroom 1, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy

We'll teach you everything you need to know about Capture the Flag competitions, ahead of our GroceryTF CTF challenge this weekend!


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Dependent Sessions (Recap may be needed)

CTF Competition can include anything from previous year

21 Mar 2022Advanced Web Hacking

Presented by TBD
Location: TBD, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: TBD

We'll be learning about some more complex exploits, such as Server-Side Template Injection, Server-Side Request Forgery, Remote File Inclusion, and more to prepare you for the CTF!


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Dependent Sessions (Recap may be needed)

Intro to Web Hacking

14 Mar 2022Cryptography

Presented by Rong
Location: Diamond Workroom 2, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: TBD

Learn the basic theory of cryptography and run some attacks against RSA, hashes, and more!


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07 Mar 2022WiFi Hacking

Presented by Vlad Cranga
Location: Diamond Workroom 2, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Medium

This session covers Wi-Fi security, various attacks and tools, and practising password cracking. New to the society? Come to your first session for free, just message a committee member!


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28 Feb 2022Mike Jones RFID

Presented by Mike Jones
Location: BlackBoard, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy

Mike Jones, a reformed ex-anonymous hacker, will be demonstrating how we can use RF (Radio Frequency) to exfiltrate data. The session will be on BlackBoard and will require a membership to join. New to the society? Come to your first session for free, just message a committee member!


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21 Feb 2022BadUSB

Presented by Nick
Location: Diamond Workroom 2, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy

Instantly exploit in-person targets using hot pluggable attacks with a BadUSB. We will be programming DigiSparks to emulate a keyboard in order to automate tasks and exploit targets!


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Dependent Sessions (Recap may be needed)

Social Engineering (Related Topic)

Software Requirements (These will need to be installed prior to the Session)

Arduino IDE

14 Feb 2022Active Directory

Presented by Mac
Location: Diamond Workroom 2, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Medium

A look at the most common corporate network infrastructure, and how to break it! This is an info-packed session, and you may find it easier to follow if you've looked at our Reconnaisance, Shells, OS Security and Privilege Escalation sessions - but you should be fine without!


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Dependent Sessions (Recap may be needed)

Linux Introduction (Basic Linux Skills, mandatory)
OS Security Session
Reconnaisance Session
Shells Session
Privilege Escalation Session

Software Requirements (These will need to be installed prior to the Session)

Kali Linux (Recommended Distro)

07 Feb 2022Recap and TryHackMe

Presented by Mac & Seb
Location: Online, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy

A quick recap of last semester and a fun TryHackMe Boot2Root


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Dependent Sessions (Recap may be needed)

Recap Session, goes over basics of last semester

2021-22 Semester 1

13 Dec 2021Holiday Hackers

Presented by Mac, Nick, Nicki, Vlad, Seb
Location: TBD, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Medium

TBD

06 Dec 2021Hack the Box

Presented by TBD
Location: TBD, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Medium

TBD

29 Nov 2021Privilege Escalation

Presented by Seb, Mac, Nicki, Nick
Location: TBD, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Medium

Come and learn Windows and Linux local enumeration and privilege escalation


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Dependent Sessions (Recap may be needed)

Linux Introduction (Basic Linux Skills are mandatory)
Reverse Shells to gain access to a system for escalation

22 Nov 2021Shells

Presented by Mac & Nick
Location: Diamond Workroom 1, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Medium

Kali VM recommended, as well as TryHackMe account. Linux Command Line Fundamental Skills will be useful!


PDF session slides

Dependent Sessions (Recap may be needed)

Linux Introduction (Basic Linux Skills are mandatory)

Software Requirements (These will need to be installed prior to the Session)

Kali Linux

15 Nov 2021Docker (CompSoc Collab)

Presented by Nick, Felix, and Mac
Location: Diamond Workroom 1, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy


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Dependent Sessions (Recap may be needed)

Linux Introduction (Basic Linux Skills, would be handy)

Software Requirements (These will need to be installed prior to the Session)

Docker

08 Nov 2021Reconnaissance

Presented by Seb & Vlad
Location: Arts Tower LT06, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy

TBD


PDF session slides

Dependent Sessions (Recap may be needed)

Linux Introduction (Basic Linux Skills, would be handy)

Software Requirements (These will need to be installed prior to the Session)

Kali Linux (Recommended Distro)

01 Nov 2021Social Engineering

Presented by Nicki
Location: TBD, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy

TBD


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25 Oct 2021Operating System Security

Presented by Mac and Nick
Location: Hick's Building LT05, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Medium

Exploring how we can harden Windows and Linux operating systems from attacks.


PDF session slides

Dependent Sessions (Recap may be needed)

Linux Introduction (Basic Linux Skills, would be handy)

Software Requirements (These will need to be installed prior to the Session)

Kali Linux (Recommended Distro)

18 Oct 2021Yorkshire & Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit talk

Presented by DS Spinks
Location: Hicks Building LT05, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy

DS Spinks will be giving you an insight into fighting Cyber Crime and will be talking about a year in industry placement opportunity.

11 Oct 2021Automation in Cyber Security

Presented by Mac and Seb
Location: Arts Tower workroom 3, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy

Automation in cyber security.


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Software Requirements (These will need to be installed prior to the Session)

Kali Linux (Recommended Linux Distro, any distro however is fine)

04 Oct 2021Intro to Web Hacking

Presented by Nicki Ridsdale, Sebastian Southwell
Location: Arts Tower workroom 3, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy

Our first session on web hacking methodologies, tools, and simple attacks.


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30 Sep 2021Intro to Linux

Presented by Nick Ruffles, Vlad Cranga
Location: SU Gallery Room 3, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy

A GIAG session that aims to give a quick introduction to Linux the power that it holds.


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Software Requirements (These will need to be installed prior to the Session)

Kali Linux (Recommended Distro)

29 Sep 2021Give it a Go 2021 - Web Hacking

Presented by Nicki & Mac
Location: SU Gallery Room 3, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy

Our Web Hacking Give it a Go session, where we'll teach you some basic Web Application attacks and methodologies!


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20 Sep 2021Meet our Societies Talk (with DCS)

Presented by Nick Ruffles
Location: TBD, 7pm - 8:30pm
Difficulty: Easy

Our introduction to the society, including our goals for the year. Made for the Department of Computer Science intro week talks


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2020-21 Semester 2

17 May 2021🏴󠁢󠁳󠁢󠁹󠁿 Raspberry Pi CTF 🏴󠁢󠁳󠁢󠁹󠁿

Presented by Mac Goodwin
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Hard

Our bakery-themed CTF, featuring challenges for players of all skill levels, and a chance to win a Raspberry Pi and a SESH hoodie!


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10 May 2021📡 Wifi Sniffing 📡

Presented by Brooks Rady
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Medium

An exploration of the airwaves! Come along to learn some Wireshark snooping, MAC spoofing, and WiFi cracking.


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03 May 20219️0️ Binary Exploitation 9️0️

Presented by Jack Barradell
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Hard

A look into reverse engineering and modifying binaries.


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26 Apr 2021👨‍💻 Mike Jones Anonymous talk 👨‍💻

Presented by Mike Jones
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Easy

Mike Jones, a reformed ex-member of the Anonymous hacking group talks about his experiences! You won't want to miss this talk


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19 Apr 2021🗳️ AGM 🗳️

Presented by Nick, Chloe and Sohyun
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Easy

Vote for the next committee members!

22 Mar 2021🎮 Game Breaking 🎮

Presented by Nick
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Hard

A quick dive into reverse engineering games and making them misbehave. You might want to brush up on your assembly for this one.


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15 Mar 2021🗔 Web app hacking 🗔

Presented by Mac
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Medium

A deeper dive into some web hacking techniques covered in first semester, and some brand new ones - from SSTI to Deserialisation!


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08 Mar 2021🏁 Making a CTF 🏁

Presented by Nicola
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Medium

A guide to creating and deploying a Capture the Flag challenge using AWS and Flask!


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01 Mar 2021🚶 HTB Walkthrough 🚶

Presented by ???
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Medium

A walkthrough of the Academy machine on HTB.

22 Feb 2021👩‍💻 Intro to Assembly 👩‍💻

Presented by Nick and Brooks
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Medium

An overview of assembly code & computer memory, and a couple of demos!


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15 Feb 2021📧 Social Engineering 📧

Presented by Nicola
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Easy

Focussing mainly on phishing, this session will show you techniques used for launching an effective phishing campaign and then how to best prevent one.


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08 Feb 2021🕵🏼 Online Anonymity 🕵🏼

Presented by Mac and Brooks
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Easy

A look at the technologies behind VPNs and Tor, their vulnerabilities, and how to setup your own.


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2020-21 Semester 1

14 Dec 2020🎅 Holiday Hackery?! 🎅

Presented by ???
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Medium

Our final session of the semester! We'll tackle TryHackMe's advent of cyber challenges in a laid-back session, and there may even be some prizes up for grabs...


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07 Dec 2020🔓 Hack The Box 🔓

Presented by Mac & Brooks
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Medium

Put your skills to the test! Drawing together everything you’ve learned from throughout the semester, join our committee in an applied hacking challenge from Hack The Box. Come ready to contribute ideas or even with your own machine to follow along!


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30 Nov 2020🔎 Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) 🔎

Presented by Chloe & Sohyun
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Easy

Open Source Intelligence and social engineering are often one of the most important parts of cyber attacks and defense. Join us to learn about various tools and take part in a CTF.


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23 Nov 2020␛ Privilege Escalation ␛

Presented by Sohyun
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Medium

What would happen if a user can access the administrator control? This week, we will look into what privilege escalation is, what is the purpose of this attack and what are the ways of doing it. We will also explore some demos about getting root access on Linux.


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16 Nov 2020🧾 Enumeration 🧾

Presented by Mac & Nick
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Easy

Dive into the world of enumeration - from discovering devices and services on a network and scoping out a way in, to finding paths for lateral movement and escalation vectors, we'll show you some of the most crucial tools and techniques.


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09 Nov 2020🐚 All the Shells! 🐚

Presented by Nick
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Easy

This week we will be looking into the different kinds of shells that are available on Linux, what they do, how they work and how we can use them to gain access to remote machines. We will also be looking into port forwarding and the capabilities of Metasploit!


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02 Nov 2020🌐 Networking 🌐

Presented by Brooks
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Medium

Hacking as a discipline wouldn’t really exist if you had to cart a keyboard with you to every machine you wanted to break into – computer networks enable remote machines to communicate with each other and make things like the Internet possible. This session will explore both the theory behind these networks and some of the practical tools for exploring and understanding them.


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26 Oct 2020🐍 Automation in Python 🐍

Presented by Mac
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Easy

This week we’ll be looking at automation, one of the most crucial tools for cybersecurity; whether it’s repeating menial tasks, or rebuilding a common tool to understand how it works. We will take you over some tools we have written, and show you how they can be used on things like Juice Shop!


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19 Oct 2020👮 Guest Presentation - Yorkshire and Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit 👮

Presented by Guest Speaker Chris
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Easy

Chris will be in this week to talk us through some of the career opportunities available with the police! Make sure to come along to this one to hear about an exciting area of work and make some new links with industry professionals! You can sign up with this link if you are not already a member. If you are a member, you should be able to see the room in Blackboard Collaborate.


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12 Oct 2020🧃 Juice Shop II 🧃

Presented by Nick
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Easy

OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Juice Shop is an intentionally vulnerable web application that shows off multiple common and advanced exploits that can appear in web applications. Learn how the vulnerabilities exist and how to exploit them yourself. This will be a more advanced follow up from the GIAG session.


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05 Oct 2020💻 Introduction to Linux 💻

Presented by Chloe & Brooks
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to use the Linux terminal, a vital tool of developers and cybersecurity professionals alike. Control local and remote machines by mastering the fundamental commands and test your newfound skills by breaking into the Bandit machines hosted by OverTheWire.


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28 Sep 2020🧃 Juice Shop I (Give it a Go) 🧃

Presented by Nick & Mac
Location: BlackBoard, 6pm - 8pm
Difficulty: Easy

OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Juice Shop is an intentionally vulnerable web application that shows off multiple common and advanced exploits that can appear in web applications. Learn how the vulnerabilities exist and how to exploit them yourself. More details here


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2019-20

04 Nov 2019Linux part 2

Presented by John Richardson
Location: Diamond LT9,
Difficulty: Easy


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15 Oct 2019Linux part 1

Presented by John Richardson
Location: Diamond LT9,
Difficulty: Easy


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06 Oct 2019Private Investigations: Memory Forensics

Presented by John Richardson
Location: Diamond LT9,
Difficulty: Hard


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2018-19

18 Mar 2019Net Forensics

Presented by John Richardson
Location: Diamond LT9,
Difficulty: Medium


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04 Mar 2019Hack Back Revision

Presented by Jack Barradell
Location: Diamond LT9,
Difficulty: Medium


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24 Feb 2019Introduction to web hacking part 2

Presented by Jack Barradell
Location: Diamond LT9,
Difficulty: Easy


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24 Feb 2019Introductory to binary exploitation Part 2 Stack Overflows

Presented by Jack Barradell
Location: Diamond LT9,
Difficulty: Hard


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11 Feb 2019Introductory to binary exploitation Part 1 The Background

Presented by Jack Barradell
Location: Diamond LT9,
Difficulty: Medium


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09 Feb 2019Introduction to web hacking part 1

Presented by Jack Barradell
Location: Diamond LT9,
Difficulty: Easy


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09 Feb 2019Bitsquatting

Presented by Jack Barradell
Location: Diamond LT9,
Difficulty: Medium


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09 Feb 2019Cybertor

Presented by John Richardson
Location: Diamond LT9,
Difficulty: Medium


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09 Feb 2019Refreshers Recap

Presented by Jack Barradell
Location: Diamond LT9,
Difficulty: Easy


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