About The Society

We're a group of Ethical Hacking students at Abertay University in sunny Dundee, who meet every Wednesday at 7pm in the Hacklab at Abertay Uni to discuss topics relating to information security.

Along with running our weekly meetings we are also known for organising our annual conference Securi-Tay, which is Europe's biggest student-run information security conference, aimed to help students interact with industry. Our members are known for attending many different conferences and events around the world, and you may have seen some of them presenting work at these events. Along with conferences the Abertay Hackers have a reputation of being very competitive at CTF events which has resulted in many of our teams ranking 1st place.

Most of our members study at Abertay University which offers two courses related to information security, these are our BSc(Hons) in Ethical Hacking and our MSc in Ethical Hacking and Cyber security. Both courses are very popular due to the hands-on teaching approach supplied by our lecturers and our modules which simulate work that we may face in a real-world environment.

Code of Conduct

As a society affiliated with the Abertay University Students' Association, we expect our committee, members, and speakers to abide by the SA's Code of Conduct. In doing so, we hope to foster a welcoming environment where members of all groups are able to freely contribute without fearing discrimination or attacks.

All members are expected to behave responsibly and act with dignity and respect towards everyone at all times. This applies on Abertay University premises, whilst using Abertay University facilities or participating in any Association activity/ event including affiliated society events wherever they are held or whilst representing or acting on behalf of Abertay SA wherever this may be.

Constitution

The Abertay Ethical Hacking Society is governed by a Constitution laying out how members should expect the society to be run. It lays out the requirements of each committee role and how events such as Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs), Annual General Meetings (AGMs), and elections should be conducted

Any additions, removals, or amendments to the constitution must be voted on by the society's members

Members may also complain to the committee or the Student Association should they feel terms of the constitution have been violated

So What Do We Do?

HackTalk

Week # Talk
1 Welcome Back/Lockdown Projects
2 The Puzzles of Stalkerware
3 Let's Get Wasted!
4 HackSoc Quiz Night!
5 Rocking your Online Interview
6 Lightning Talks
7 Spooky Slideshow Karaoke
8 History of Modern Encryption

Socials

Current restrictions have made it hard to meet and socialise with friends, that is why the HackSoc committee have made it a core aim of this year to engage with our members as best we can and facilitate socialising by running games and other events on our Discord!

Normally, after the weekly in-person HackTalk, we would go to the pub. However, current COVID19 restrictions have forced us to get creative!

Each week the society runs a games night, with our Discord set-up so members can jump in and play games whenever they want! We're also currently running Dungeons and Dragons sessions, dungeon mastered by some of our very own members, and we've also got our weekly Capture-The-Flag events starting!

This is just some of the plans we have for the year and hope to get ideas from members on what more can be done!

Securi-tay is Europe's largest student-run Cybersecurity conference, hosted by the Abertay Hackers. It features many talks and events from speakers across the world! The conference offers many opportunities for our members to help out as well as networking with future employers!

More information will be coming soon!

Meet The Committee

President

Sarah is a 4th year Ethical Hacking student. When she is not looking at pictures of dogs online or trying to convince her partner to get a corgi, you can find her regularly complaining about her laptop.

Vice-President

As a direct entry to the Ethical Hacking course, Finlay is now in his 3rd year of study. During the day, Finlay spends too much money on his car, as well as consuming far too much coffee or needlessly upgrading his PC.

Secretary

At 28, Paul is the resident old man, as he has previously attended university. Paul is also a 3rd year Ethical Hacking student and was a direct entry to the course last year.

Treasurer

After attending Glasgow Clyde collage, Rory was a direct entry into the Ethical Hacking course and is now in his 3rd year. The most common places to find Rory is either in a game of Dota or the gym.

Contact Us

Call For Papers

We are always on the lookout for interesting talks at HackSoc! If you are interested in doing one, please get in touch!

HackSoc Requests

If you have any requests for equipment, please get in touch