Yakety Hack: Tech Talks and Hacker Challenges

Thursday, June 20, 2019 59 days ago 05:30 - 08:30 New York

It’s a fun technical event with talks and hacker challenges held at our Soho offices. We’ll be kicking things off with pizza and drinks!

Learn, improve, and challenge your hacker skills with workshops and CTFs and meet and network with other security professionals! All levels of experience are welcome.

The event will be hosted at our NYC office in Soho. Fill out the form below to sign-up and we’ll send you a confirmation email with all the details.


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Yakety Hack is the place to learn and develop your cyber security skills in a fun and friendly space! Join a community of like-minded cybersecurity enthusiasts for a technical event every other month. 

This month, there’s a presentation on all things passwords. And the technical workshops will teach you the skills hackers use to compromise various systems and what you can do to defend against them.


I’ve Got Your Password… Probably – Ben Berkowitz

Want to learn how to craft more crack-resistant passwords and dispel common password misconceptions? This presentation analyzes nearly 30 million of the world's most common passwords and spots the trends attackers take advantage of. Discover what the least unique passwords have in common, and why they are catnip for password cracking software. You'll also learn what steps you can take to generate, manage, and store your passwords more securely.


5:30 – 6:00 PM – Networking (and pizza delivery!) 
6:00 – 6:30 PM – Presentation and Q&A: I’ve Got Your Password… Probably
6:30 – 8:30 PM – Beginners Workshop 
6:30 – 8:30 PM – Intermediate/Advanced Workshop/CTF 

Don’t forget your laptop if you’d like to participate in the workshop/CTF!

There are limited spaces available – request your place now to avoid disappointment!

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Accreditations & Certificates

MWR is an accredited member of The Cyber Security Incident Response Scheme (CSIR) approved by CREST (Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers).
MWR is certified under the Cyber Incident Response (CIR) scheme to deal with sophisticated targeted attacks against networks of national significance.
We are certified to comply with ISO 9001 and 14001 in the UK, internationally accepted standards that outline how to put an effective quality and environmental management systems in place.
MWR is certified to comply with ISO 27001 to help ensure our client information is managed securely.
As an Approved Scanning Vendor MWR is approved by PCI SSC to conduct external vulnerability scanning services to PCI DSS Requirement 11.2.2.
We are members of the Council of Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), an organisation serving the needs of the information security sector.
MWR is a supplier to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), which provides commercial and procurement services to the UK public sector.
MWR is a Qualified Security Assessor, meaning we have been qualified by PCI to validate other organisation's adherence to PCI DSS.
As members of CHECK we are measured against high standards set by NCSC for the services we provide to Her Majesty's Government.
MWR’s consultants hold Certified Simulated Attack Manager (CCSAM) and Certified Simulated Attack Specialist (CCSAS) qualifications and are authorized by CREST to perform STAR penetration testing services.