About ZenHack

ZenHack is a Zena-based CTF & cybersecurity Team founded in 2017 by a group of students and researchers interested in cybersecurity.

The team is located in Genoa (Genova in Italian), Italy, and is hosted by the Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering (DIBRIS) of the University of Genoa.

Our name comes from Zêna, the dialectial name of Genoa, and our logo is inspired by the colors of the ZX Spectrum.

Our goal is to foster the development of technical and practical skills in cybersecurity and to spread our knowledge inside and outside the team. To achieve this goal we participate as a Team in CTFs, we take part in conferences and we organize annual seminar cycles for university students. For such training activities on ethical hacking we coined the name ZenHackAdemy.

As ZenHack we also organize the local lessons and laboratories for CyberChallenge.IT: the national training program in cybersecurity for highschool and university students.

If you want to get in touch with us you can write us an email at [email protected] or through one of our social networks below.

The faculty point of contact is Alessandro Armando (Computer Security Laboratory).

About CTFs

Capture-The-Flags (better known as CTFs) are competitions where hackers have to solve cybersecurity problems (jeopardy style) and/or capture and defend computer systems (attack-defense style). These competitions consist of a series of challenges that vary in their degree of difficulty, and that require participants to exercise different skillsets to solve.

"Flags" are bits of data that prove you have completed a given task. Players can be lone wolves who attempt the various challenges by themselves, or they can work with others to attempt to score the highest number of points as a team. CTF events are usually timed, and the points are totaled once the time has expired. The winning player/team will be the one that secured the highest score.

Members




Simone Aonzo

@packmad

rev pwn

PostDoc @ EURECOM




Simone Aonzo

@packmad

rev pwn

PostDoc @ EURECOM


Alessandro Arata

@Heyo

rev pwn

Student @ UniGe


Alessandro Arata

@Heyo

rev pwn

Student @ UniGe


Andrea Basso

@r0gu3

rev crypto

Student @ UniGe


Andrea Basso

@r0gu3

rev crypto

Student @ UniGe




Andrea Canepa

@A_725_K

rev forensics

Student @ UniGe




Andrea Canepa

@A_725_K

rev forensics

Student @ UniGe






Emilio Cafè Nunes

@shinil35

web ppc

Student @ UniGe






Emilio Cafè Nunes

@shinil35

web ppc

Student @ UniGe





Luca Demetrio

@zangobot

advml rev

PostDoc @ UniCa





Luca Demetrio

@zangobot

advml rev

PostDoc @ UniCa






Gaspare Ferraro

@GaspareG

crypto ppc

Student @ UniPi






Gaspare Ferraro

@GaspareG

crypto ppc

Student @ UniPi




Tiziano Firpo

@firpo7

rev pwn

Student @ UniGe




Tiziano Firpo

@firpo7

rev pwn

Student @ UniGe





Ivan Gallo

@xhon9

crypto

Student @ UniGe





Ivan Gallo

@xhon9

crypto

Student @ UniGe



Giovanni Lagorio

@zxgio

rev pwn

Assistant Professor @ DIBRIS



Giovanni Lagorio

@zxgio

rev pwn

Assistant Professor @ DIBRIS





Lorenzo Leonardini

@pianka

web ppc

Student @ UniPi





Lorenzo Leonardini

@pianka

web ppc

Student @ UniPi






Giacomo Longo

@g4b1bb097

web

Student @ UniGe






Giacomo Longo

@g4b1bb097

web

Student @ UniGe





Lorenzo Maffia

@maff1t

rev pwn

Student @ UniGe





Lorenzo Maffia

@maff1t

rev pwn

Student @ UniGe




Giovanni Minotti

@Giotino

web

Student @ UniGe




Giovanni Minotti

@Giotino

web

Student @ UniGe



Davide Orengo

@dadigno

hardware

Student @ UniGe



Davide Orengo

@dadigno

hardware

Student @ UniGe


Francesco Pagano

@X3no21

rev pwn

Research Fellow @ DIBRIS


Francesco Pagano

@X3no21

rev pwn

Research Fellow @ DIBRIS





Francesco Picasso

@dfirfpi

forensics

CTO @ Reality Net





Francesco Picasso

@dfirfpi

forensics

CTO @ Reality Net



Marco Rando

@Akatsuki96

rev pwn

PhD student @ DIBRIS



Marco Rando

@Akatsuki96

rev pwn

PhD student @ DIBRIS




Alessio Ravera

@alerave96

rev pwn

Student @ UniGe




Alessio Ravera

@alerave96

rev pwn

Student @ UniGe



Antonio Ruggia

@totoR13

crypto rev

PhD student @ DIBRIS



Antonio Ruggia

@totoR13

crypto rev

PhD student @ DIBRIS




Enrico Russo

@enriquez

network

PhD student @ DIBRIS




Enrico Russo

@enriquez

network

PhD student @ DIBRIS




Michele Salvo

@CaptainMich

hardware

Student @ UniGe




Michele Salvo

@CaptainMich

hardware

Student @ UniGe


Luigi Sciolla

@killua

guessing

Student @ UniGe


Luigi Sciolla

@killua

guessing

Student @ UniGe






Andrea Valenza

@avalz

web

Software Security Consultant @ IMQ Minded Security






Andrea Valenza

@avalz

web

Software Security Consultant @ IMQ Minded Security

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