Executive Summary

'Exercise Mercury' - 11th / 15th December 2017

This is an exercise between the University of Cambridge University Information Services Department and the Tallinn University of Technology (TTU). The idea of the exercise is to conduct an exercise that tests and locates possible sources of compromise using Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), entry-grade hacking tools, and hacking tools available to the public, in order to test each other's infrastructure and mitigate the risks after the exercise.

The objectives of the exercise are as follows

  • To train system administrators and ethical hackers in a real environment
  • To secure our University-wide infrastructure 
  • To not impact University services and to create a zero digital footprint after the event.

The rules of engagement for this exercise are established in a way to not impede or impact on the operational aspects of any system. Any possible compromise will be reported using secure channels between the two University teams.

The 'Gamemaster' for this exercise is Kieren Niĉolas Lovell. Contact details are the following:

Email: gamemaster@exercisemercury.eu
Tel: +441223 911574 / +372 602 7464
Wire Secure Messenger: @kierennicolas