Air Raid: (noun) An attack by military aircraft, especially when armed with bombs and rockets; an attack by armed planes on a ground or surface target.

Air Raid: (security) Penetration of organizational and personal wireless airspace, and subsequently wired networks and application targets by attackers with malicious intent.

*** UPDATE: Due to unforseen circumstances, Singapore Polytechnic has decided to move the event date to Wednesday 6 March 2013 (originally was 9 Nov 2012). Please refer to the new date for the event as shown below. ***

Event Date, Time & Venue

6 MARCH 2013
0900hrs - 1700hrs (GMT+8)

Singapore Polytechnic
School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology
Cyber Wargame Centre
Block 20, Level 3
500 Dover Road
Singapore 139651

Event Description

Wireless networks using 802.11 and Bluetooth have become common deployments in today’s corporate environments. Add to that the wired infrastructure backend that such networks are often interconnected with and the servers housing various web-based and client/server applications and you have a lot of tempting targets for an attacker to go after.

To underscore the importance of securing these various wireless, wired and web/client-server application technologies in today's modern organizations, ThinkSECURE is pleased to announce the 4th edition of our original and hugely successful AIRRAID IT-security penetration-testing game series. The original AIRRAID was held in 2005 in Singapore and AIRRAID2 was a big hit in Bangkok in 2008 and AIRRAID3 held at Singapore Polytechnic in 2010.

Introducing: AIRRAID4 !

Now in its fourth edition, our AIRRAID format has evolved from a pure wireless-security-focused event into a CHALLENGING STORYLINE-BASED MULTIPATH WIRELESS, WIRED & APPLICATION PENETRATION-TESTING game setup where teams of contenders (and pretenders) test their skills against an INTEGRATED PURPOSE-BUILT MULTI-SEGMENT ENTERPRISE-CLASS WIRELESS + WIRED NETWORK + WEB/APPLICATION SERVER INFRASTRUCTURE, exactly the type of infrastructure like what you find in real-world organizations!

Judges will score the teams on the basis of time and difficulty. The faster they can conduct a successful penetration against this target infrastructure, the more points they score. If they can breach the perimeter, they face other tough challenges in trying to break into various distributed systems to retrieve information.
Participants will be required to think-outside-the-box in order to successfully accomplish their missions as ethical dilemmas, resource constraints, competing objectives and limited time all conspire to thwart their progress.
With numerous side objectives (what we call "Kamikazes") to provide additional variety and flavour to the game, as well as to cater to those less skilled in the art and science of IT-security and penetration-testing, AIRRAID4 offers something for everyone from the newest novice to the experienced expert!

AIRRAID4 is THE showcase event for practical wired, wireless and web/application security!

Participant Requirements

Participants need to bring their own hardware (e.g. laptops, liveCDs, wireless cards, bluetooth dongles, antennae, CAT5 cables, etc) and software.

What hardware/software should you bring?
That's your call but this IS a fully-integrated wired/wireless/application penetration-testing game so if you're not sure what you'll encounter, the safe bet is to BRING EVERYTHING !

There will be a mandatory short pre-event rules briefing session the day before the event for all registered participants. Participants will also be required to go through the typical formalities, e.g. fill in a standard indemnity/liability-waiver form absolving the organizers of any liability from any damage that may occur to participant's equipment.

Participant Eligibility

This event is open to anyone willing to make the trip to Singapore for the event on 6 MARCH 2013 and the pre-event briefing on 5 MARCH 2013 (both held at Singapore Polytechnic).

While there is no fee charged for participating in the event, participants will need to cover their own transport, accommodation and meal expenses. There will be no reimbursement of any kind of expenses by the event organizers.


What? You mean the bragging rights you get from coming in tops and crushing all competitors isn't enough for you ??

Oh well, how about this then:

The top 3 highest-scoring teams at the end of the tournament will win the following prizes which have been kindly sponsored by DragonVenture Singapore :

1st Place Team :

2nd Place Team :

3rd Place Team :


Team registration is FREE!
Just gather your friends or colleagues, come up with a catchy team name, accept the game terms & conditions and register here! (min of 1 person per team, max 4 pax per team)

Register Your Team Here

Registration starts: 16 JULY 2012 @ 0000hrs GMT+8

Registration ends: 1 MARCH 2013 @ 2359hrs GMT+8

After receiving your registration, we will contact you by email with further instructions regarding the event. Registrants should not make any travel or accommodation arrangements until they have received and read the official email containing the further directions and instructions. Please ensure you submit a valid email address and contact number!

If there are no more seats left or if you cannot register in time, all is not lost - you will be placed on a waitlist and can still turn up on the day itself just in case any team fails to arrive in time. Any teams which do not send at least one representative for the pre-event briefing session will also lose their places, which will then be handed to the next team on the waiting list.

"Episode 4: Return Of The Limpeh."

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