Critical Infrastructure Attack

At Critical Infrastructure Attack challenge you will have the chance of  a full hacking experience against Industrial Electronic Devices, meant to delight both young endeavors and more experienced hackers.

Be sure to pre-register for the Critical Infrastructure Attack to reserve your spot and make the most of it! Just use the Registration button to your right and fill in the details.

Goal of the Competition

Our challenge is designed around 3 tracks that interconnect:

1. Railway Diorama
– Process zone comprised of an HMI residing on a dedicated PC;

– Control zone comprised of 2 PLCs:

o one for Digital Signal Processing;

o one for reading the process state and performing actual commands;

2. Substation Mock-up – powers the entire railway diorama. A PLC controls a single line diagram and a HMI simulates local operations;

3. Auxiliary services – 4 more PLCs from different vendors that are used in other control processes;

The goal of the challenge it to disrupt all industrial processes by targeting ICS specific protocols and devices;

Rules of Engagement

/ The goal of the challenge it to disrupt all industrial processes by targeting ICS specific protocols and devices;

/ Teams of max 3 members;

/ Denial of Service is not allowed;

/ Report discovered vulnerabilities to a Referee;

/ Points will be given based on the vulnerabilities you manage to exploit;

/ Extra points will be given for attacks on ICS specific protocols and devices;

/ You will need to find a way into the infrastructure;

/ Use tools and scripts of your liking;

/ Any dispute will be resolved on-site by the referee, who has final decision;

/ Disrespecting any of these rules as well as any offensive action taken against any other participants will result in immediate disqualification;

Terms & Conditions of the competition are available here.


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Sponsors & Partners

They help us make this conference possible.


Orange Romania is part of the Orange Group, one of the largest global telecommunications operators that connects hundreds of millions of customers worldwide. With over 11 million local customers and an annual turnover exceeding 1.5 billion euros, Orange Romania connects 1 in 2 Romanians and offers an extensive range of communication solutions for both individual and corporate customers, from basic connectivity services to complete mobile, fixed internet, TV packages, and complex IT&C solutions through Orange Business

Orange Romania is the number 1 operator in terms of network performance, and also holds nine consecutive Top Employer certifications, which confirm that Orange Romania, in addition to the remarkable products and services it offers, pays special attention to its employees and working environment. In the past 3 years Orange has launched two 5G Labs in Bucharest and Iasi, that aim to support researchers, startups and companies to test their 5G solutions in advance. 

In addition, Orange is a long-term supporter of the startup ecosystem through the Orange Fab accelerator program designed to support entrepreneurs in the development of innovative products and their distribution locally and internationally.

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