Hey there guys! Now, I know what you are thinking...
Changes? We don't want changes, we like the comfortableness of being in our comfort zone.
But, as with every small business, we either eventually have to change, or we will cease to exist.
Also, this is a hacking community. We may be White Hats (or Grey Hats), but we are Top-Hats and as such, as any hacker/pentester must do, we evolve!
R4v3n's dream for Top-Hat-Sec has always been an emphasis on Learning and teaching n00bs who truely want to learn.
As such, we are changing our membership format and it will no longer have such an emphasis on the forum.
Before, membership was almost exclusively about the forum (you had to belong to it to have membership).
Now, membership will be based around learning, such as the courses and ctfs.
Many of you may know that I have not been doing membership renewals for a while, and have even had that part of the store "temporarily down" for almost a month, if not longer.
This has been in part, because we were planning on changing membership and were unsure exactly how it would work.
All current paid members will be grandfathered into the new plan until their membership term has expired.
I will be reviewing membership and emailing people who's membership is up all this month.
Everyone will be current by January 1st 2016 and I will be re-establishing the store in full by 12-8-2015 EST.
Membership will no longer be required to purchase courses.
We will also be releasing our RTLE OS into the non-members section of the forum as we do not wish people purchasing membership just to get the OS.
Membership will now be $10 even for a 1 year membership, or $25 even for a 3 year membership.
Membership will include:
Year round access to the new junior ctf (starting Jan 1st) - Non membership price will be $5 per month for access.
1 free entry into a Tournament CTF (with prizes) - Normal entry into a Tournament CTF is $10. We will have 2 per year (dates to be announced by Jan 1st).
10% off on all courses year round. This will be stackable with any specials we having going on. So if we have a 10% off sale, then members would get 20% off.
The exception to this is for our military which will continue to have a flat 50% discount (with verification).
And of course, access into the members section of the forum if desired.
More posts to come soon!