Special crafted systems with attack and defence scenarios that are accurate and representative examples
of current security threats employed by exploits, trojans and malware found in the wild
Fully functional and hackable smart city dioramas are added to our exercises to promote a deeper way
of understanding the effects of real life cyber attacks
Element of fun
echoCTF exercises are in the form of a capture the flag game in order to make training more interesting and fun
Red vs Blue real-life scenarios
Industrial control systems
Real time visuals
Real time scoreboards
Customized to course specifications
Multiple training subjects
Hands on experience on real-life scenarios
Latest vulnerabilities updates
Drill and readiness simulations
Skill sharpening exercises
Defensive / offensive real life scenarios
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Industrial control systems exercises
Smart cities exercises
Real time visuals
Check out some of our most distinctive work
Digital Pakistan Cybersecurity Hackathon 2021
An onsite CTF competition was developed and run for Pakistan's 1st Nationwide Digital Cybersecurity Hackathon for professionals and students.
The competition was held by Pakistan's Ministry of IT & Telecom and Ignite. The competition consisted of three preliminary rounds that took place in three of Pakistan’s
major cities (Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad) and a final round that was executed in Islamabad.
The teams competed in five categories including network exploitation, operating systems exploitation, speed programming, application & web exploitation and mobile
The scope of the competition was to create a common base for cooperation between member states, information sharing, and discussions on current cybersecurity issues,
as well as to provide hands-on experience to national cybersecurity resources.
Another successful HackMex CTF event took place in October 2021. HackMex CTF gained so much traction in the last two years that participants from all
over the world asked to participate. So this year we had an amazing twist. It was the first year that the private sector was allowed to compete in the event so
there were three different competition categories with separate scoreboards and activity streams: students, private sector and government agencies.
This year’s challenges incorporated real life attack and defense scenarios in a simulated Smart City environment as well as different jeopardy challenges such as
forensics, reverse engineering, binary analysis, incident investigation and more.
As the organisers stated, apart from the lessons learned throughout this event, this year gave the opportunity for the academia, government and private sector to
cooperate, strengthen their social ties and productivity and prove that cybersecurity works best when sharing good practices and embrace teamwork.
EESTech Challenge Athens/Thessaloniki 2021
A non-profit CTF competition was developed for this year's national EESTech Challenge for both EETech LC Athens and LC Thessaloniki.
The participants competed in teams, claiming the qualification to the final round of Europe, which took place in Belgrade. The participants battled in a mixed
style CTF with challenges of varying difficulty which included topics such forensics, reverse engineering, network and operating systems exploitation,
incident investigation and many more.
For the second consecutive year we developed the HackMex CTF for the Instituto
Politécnico Nacional of Mexico. This year’s challenges included digital
forensics, reverse engineering, binary analysis, vulnerability identification, incident investigation and more.
The participants were divided into 2 categories, the Academics and the
.GOB & .ORG. Each of the categories had separate leaderboards and
The participants included university students from all around Mexico as
well as government, military and intelligence services.
An online CTF competition was developed for the Instituto Politécnico Nacional
of Mexico. The tournament was held by The National Polytechnic Institute (IPN).
The scope of HackMex 2019 was to measure the technological capacity of Mexico,
in an academic environment with international projection. The competition
attracted not only students from different universities, but also cyber
security professionals, making it the largest CTF competition in the country.
Due to high demand, the competition was completed in two stages, the
qualification round and finals. The event gained national media attention.
Cyber Sabers Hackathon - MENA ISC 2019
For the third year in a row, we delivered an echoCTF based competition
for the Cyber Sabers Hackathon. The competition took place during the
two days of the MENA ISC 2019 Security Conference held in Riyadh, KSA.
This year we included even more challenges and flags that represented
the latest security trends of 2019. We also added more defensive
challenges to test how the participants act in real life situations.
A demonstration platform, created for one of our clients for the needs of the IDEX 2019,
which perfectly demonstrates the diversity of our platform. This military themed platform
is comprised of echoCTF targets and a diorama specifically tailored to illustrate the effects
of security lapses on modern military facilities. A presenter attacks and takes control of
systems (echoCTF targets) of the military facility which control various infrastructure
elements of the diorama through real-life services. The attacks result in opening the automated
hangar doors, take control of a UAV, bypass authorization checks on gates and more.
Cyber Sabers Hackathon - MENA ISC 2018
For the second year in a row, Echothrust Solutions was tasked to
deliver an echoCTF based competition for the Cyber Sabers Hackathon. The competition took
place during the two days of the MENA ISC 2018 and included 36 teams and 153 participants.
This year, we included even more custom made models of signature buildings of Riyadh, Jeddah,
Kuwait and Dubai. Besides the usual offensive challenges, programming and defensive challenges
were also developed. The top scoring teams were awarded with prizes of 50,000 to 20,000 SAR and
every participant was awarded with a certificate of participation.
ENISA "Hack the Airport" at Cyber Europe 2018
European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA EU Agency) "Hack the Airport"
concept includes airport infrastructure CTF scenarios which are visualized through a scaled
model of an airport. ENISA Hack the airport is utilized as part of the 5th pan European cyber
crisis exercise, Cyber Europe 2018 (CE2018). The scenarios include obtaining control of a jet
bridge, the radar, a moving walkway, the departures board and more.
MENA ISC 2017
As part of the MENA ISC 2017, a Hackathon competition took place and students of
more than 10 Universities across KSA (Saudi Arabia) participated. This
time, amongst other elements usually included on echoCiTy-F,
custom made models of signature buildings of the city of Riyadh were constructed.
Along with other challenges on information systems and infrastructure elements, aspects
of the custom made buildings could also be controlled like the elevator and lights
of the Kingdom Tower and lights of the Burj Rafal tower. The top four point scoring
teams were awarded with prizes of 50,000 to 20,000 SAR and certificates of participation.
DU HACKATHON 2016
Echothrust Solutions created from scratch, a smart
city model, the echoCiTy-F, which represents vital
infrastructure components of a smart city - including ICS and SCADA
systems for transportation, energy, communications and
construction. The gameplay was visible to the players and public
through computer generated visualisations. Amongst other challenges,
hackers tried to obtain control of a model train, its rail tracks and
the train passage bars, the lights and ventilation of a train tunnel,
the airport's communication tower, a power plant and a nuclear plant,
wind turbines and more. echoCTF's gameplay was designed
to assess students knowledge and skills and educate them on cyber security
and ethical hacking. The team with the highest points at the end won
the competition, taking home the prize of AED 20,000 and certificates
DU HACKATHON 2014
WHO WE ARE
What we do
Over the past 15 years, we have been delivering cybersecurity projects for government agencies, military,
large corporations and educational institutions.
Expanding upon this demonstrated establishment, we have created solutions
that bring cybersecurity exercises to the next generation of cybersecurity training.
What makes us different
We are the pioneers in delivering real life cybersecurity exercises that are accompanied by
hackable smart city dioramas, cascading effects and advanced visualisation techniques.
We believe in the community and we are trying to give back to it by creating OpenSource code.
Who we serve
We work with businesses, educational institutes, government agencies and the military around the world.
We can design any cybersecurity exercise you demand. Just tell us your requirements.