Join HALON and hack an educational institution

Are you a student or employee with a hacker mindset? And do you want to make Dutch education more cyber resilient? Then HALON is for you! Compete with other teams to find vulnerabilities at different educational institutions. We are busy preparing HALON 2024.

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HALON (Hack All Education in the Netherlands) is a hacking event for education, by education. With your team, you will search for vulnerabilities in the open IP ranges and a number of domain names of various Dutch educational institutions. By finding vulnerabilities, you also contribute to the cyber resilience of these institutions. The organisation is in the hands of SURF, the ICT partnership for education and research. We ensure proper handling of found vulnerabilities.

Who is it for?

HALON is intended for students and employees of universities, colleges and mbo's. It is useful if you already know your way around IT systems, but you are also welcome if you are less experienced.

Any questions?

Contact halon@surf.nl.