NUSec team @ Northeastern University

We are a CTF team at Northeastern University. Our current focus is on embedded/IoT devices.


MITRE eCTF 2021 (still running)

Follow our progress here: Scoreboard
This year the competition is all virtual. The topic is to create a secure UAV communication protocol. In total 16 teams from US colleges compete. Our team name was "NUAV@NUSEC" (there is already a Northeastern Club called NUAV...).
More information about the competition itself can be found here: https://mitrecyberacademy.org/competitions/embedded/
Result: 1. Place (2000$ Price money)
Team (alphabetic order): Cameron Kennedy, Dennis Giese (lead), Erik Uhlmann
Advisor: Prof. Guevara Noubir
Our Presentation, write-up and other material

CSAW ESC 2020

The was based on a RISCV board. 10 teams from US colleges competed in the finals. More information about the competition itself can be found here: https://www.csaw.io/esc
Result: 1. Place US-Canada (with all the challenges solved), first team to solve the live challenge worldwide
Team (alphabetic order): Cameron Kennedy, Dennis Giese (lead), Erik Uhlmann
Advisor: Prof. Guevara Noubir
Our Presentation and paper

MITRE eCTF 2020


The topic in the 2020 competition was do design a secure music player and attack the other teams implementation. In total 20 teams from US colleges competed. Our team name was "Husky Records".
More information about the competition itself can be found here: https://mitrecyberacademy.org/competitions/embedded/
Result: 1. Place (31050 points)
Additional awards: Best documentation, "Tech Support heros", Best writeup
Team (alphabetic order): Cameron Kennedy, Christopher Brown, Dennis Giese (lead), Erik Uhlmann, Trey Del Bonis
Advisor: Prof. Guevara Noubir
Credits/Team
MITRE eCTF 2020: final presentation of our team
Our Documentation

Qatar International Hacking Contest (2019)

We competed as a team in this competition, which focus was to analyze and hack various IoT devices (e.g., Amazon Echo, IP cameras, Home security systems). We competed against 7 teams.
Result: 1. Place (15000$ Price money)
Team: Dennis Giese, Erik Uhlmann

MITRE eCTF 2019

The topic of the competition was do design a secure gaming console and attack the other teams implementation. In total 9 teams submitted designs and reached the attack phase. Our team name was "DeNUvo" (after the infamous DRM company).
Result: 1. Place
Additional awards: Best documentation, Iron Flag
Team (alphabetic order): Christopher Brown, Dennis Giese (lead), Sreeharsha Potu, Erik Uhlmann, Jingyi (Jeannie) Situ, William Tan
Advisor: Guevara Noubir
Credits/Team
The offical documentation of our design
MITRE eCTF 2019: final presentation of our team
Lets be friends again (some supplemental post-competition material)
Points graph for 2019