Don't worry - you already have! SIGPwny is completely free and requires no registration. To get the full experience, we reccommend joining our discord and then authenticating your account to gain access to club channels.
You can read more about what authenticating entails, and other opportunities to get involved below.
We publish our full meeting schedule on the website.
SIGPwny does a lot of different things, and there are plenty of ways to get involved!
Throughout the school year, SIGPwny runs educational cybersecurity meetings on a variety of topics, and then plays CTFs together as a club against other universities. Alongside each meeting, we run our own CTF throughout the semester, Pwny CTF, with prizes for top players.
SIGPwny also runs two major events:
SIGPwny admin team is similar to executive board members in other clubs. The admins are responsible for organizing events, handling logistics, managing club finances, and ultimately, keeping SIGPwny running. Unlike leadership positions in other clubs, the admin team is very dynamic and fluid, with more members than a typical top-four council and no explicitly defined roles. Becoming an admin is an invite-only process and requires an extraordinary amount of dedication and trust from the existing admin team - only the most active helpers can become admins.
SIGPwny helpers are similar to committee officers in other clubs. We have chosen to use the term "helper" to emphasize that you can call on any one of us for help with your cybersecurity journey, whether that be developing your technical skills, getting leadership experience, receiving career advice, and more. Helpers are responsible for improving the club experience, whether that be running meetings, leading projects, or assisting admins with current goals.
For more information on all other roles, check #faq in discord (You must be authenticated).
Helpers have a set of responsibilities that are distinct from those of typical members. They are expected to attend most meetings and be an actively engaged member of at least one subteam throughout the semester. Helpers can also be subteam leads, depending on their interests. The subteams include:
You don't need to be a cybersecurity expert to be a helper!
SIGPwny looks for the following characteristics in a Helper:
The simplest way to show your interest is to ask an existing helper to help run a meeting!