Capture the flag with the Norwegian health and care sector’s for information security — Easter Edition

Cover photo easter ctf design by starline and freepik
Cover photo easter ctf design by starline and freepik

This was a pretty big competition. They had 6 different categories with a total of 38 different tasks. Easter is short enough as it is, so I prioritized the tasks that were fun and unfamiliar to me.

The competition was created by helseCERT, a Norwegian company that works to prevent…

Capture the flag with the Norwegian Police Security Service — Easter edition

Cover Image PHST Write-UP — by artistdesign13, PST and starline
Cover Image PHST Write-UP — by artistdesign13, PST and starline

Like most of the competitions, PST (Politiets Sikkerhets Tjeneste) publishes, there is an entertaining story behind it. This time a group has gone to the fictional mountain harefjell (hare mountain), to relax at Easter. Unfortunately, not everything is as nice as it seems, behind the nice facade lurk scary plans.

how to deal with difficult situations and bounce back.

Illustration of hardiness — by dooder and pikisuperstar
Illustration of hardiness — by dooder and pikisuperstar

What does it mean to have “psychological hardiness” and how is hardiness relevant to good leadership in the workplace? We will obtain a closer look at what hardiness is, what effect “psychological hardiness” can provide, a brisk dive into how to produce this in the workplace. All to end it…

a way to create energetic employees.

You have the freedom to think, and make own decision — by thanakorn-kotpootorn and freepik
You have the freedom to think, and make own decision — by thanakorn-kotpootorn and freepik

In the army is there a concept called maneuver thinking, it is used when planning and commanding an operation. Two core elements in this are viewed as the key to success: concepts of pace and initiative. Norwegian forces leadership philosophy “mission-based leadership” is based on this giving both.

I, therefore…

Learn how it can develop you as a leader

Illustration of powe and trust — by dooder and freepik
Illustration of powe and trust — by dooder and freepik

Some people naturally gain followers. Do you remember when you attended high school and looking at fashionable people? Wondering and thinking about, hum? How do they influence so many people around them? …

And how we can utilize it in our own leadership development!

Goal theory and leadership! — by pikisuperstar and bnmk0819

Leadership possesses many meanings depending on the source who communicates it and the recipient at the other end who must generate a meaning behind the word. Stogdill pointed out in a review of management research, that there are virtually as many different definitions of leadership as people who have tried…

Christmas Challenge Calendar 2020 CTF made by PST.

Writeup illustration, screen print from npst.no — by Author and freepik

This is a write up for the Christmas Challenge 2020 CTF by NPST. The following article will accompany you through every day. All the files used can be downloaded here, so you can attempt it for yourself.

In 2019 PST (Politiets sikkerhets tjeneste) known as Norwegian Security Police decides to…

Marcus Knoph

IT Consultant with extensive experience in computer security / programming, and leadership / management development of personnell.

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