Shane Steiger and Gerard Laygui demonstrate how to play Maelstrom, a hacker board game they created based on the cyber attack life cycle. Using an ‘attacker deck’ and a ‘defender deck’ they challenge each other and test each others cybersecurity hacking and defense skills.

Sit in on the action alongside our host, Alicia Webb, and catch a glimpse of what goes on in quiet back rooms at DEF CON.

More information about Maelstrom can be found on Twitter at @cybermaelstrom and on GitHub at

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