"Cybersecurity is the only IT field where you have a human adversary. You need to think like that adversary"
About Sticker Heist
Sticker Heist is a self-contained portable security system protecting a locked box of laptop stickers. But the box is not 100% secure: several common security flaws and vulnerabilities have been built in. This allows teams of high school and college students to work together to gather information (reconnaissance) on the system, then use free open-source tools to expose and exploit the security flaws to access the system, open the box, and collect the prize. In this challenge, students work together as a team and think critically and creatively while learning the basics of cybersecurity.
Sticker Heist is a hands-on, minds-on game in which each team of students must solve multiple puzzles within a limited time in order to complete the shared quest of opening the locked box to retrieve the stickers; this quest is supported by an immersive story that locates the players in an alternate time and identity. This cybersecurity simulation game encourages teamwork, communication, and leadership as well as teaching curriculum-related skills and principles, increasing student engagement and promoting learning outcomes. It also helps to grow the future cybersecurity workforce by exposing people of all ages, educational backgrounds, and genders to cybersecurity as a career field.
Locked Systems Box
Open Systems Box
Alarm Set Off
Red Light and Alarm Buzzer
Systems Boxes Removed
Systems "Stack" removed.
Heart of the Systems
Stacked Arduino and Raspberry PI
Wired to stack top
The stack goes into systems box, see above
About Dr. Mike
Dr. Mike, the developer of Sticker Heist, is a Professor of Computer Science & Information Technology at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. He teaches and develops classes and labs on several topics:
Linux Operating Systems
More info here: Dr. Mike.