One of the main focuses was social engineering—a malicious technique that exploits human factors to manipulate users into divulging sensitive information or performing malicious actions. Greed and fear are often used to make people act irrationally, for example by provoking them to give out their credentials by promising a discount or getting them to click on a link that claims their account has been hacked.
One of the activities featured in the campaign was an escape room scenario, where users could save the tokamak from imminent destruction by unlocking the central computer using a password and a second factor of authentication. Success was achieved by solving various security-related puzzles scattered throughout the room.
The results of the campaign were impressive, with a high level of participation and positive feedback from the users. The campaign demonstrated ITER's commitment to cybersecurity and reinforced the idea that it is a shared responsibility for everyone.
Congratulations to the 2023 cybersecurity heroes! In the end, every participant secured a victory, at least in the form of valuable knowledge...