Intercollegiate Competition – Capture the Flag
Where: South Towne Exposition Center – Sandy,UT
When: Wednesday July 13 – Saturday July 16 2016
What: Intercollegiate Capture the Flag Competition
What is Capture the Flag?
Capture The Flag (CTF) is a specially designed strategic war-game that mimics real world security challenges.
The main component of our CTF will be jeopardy style; Teams have to solve a set of challenges from diverse areas such as Binary exploitation, Cryptography, Forensics, Reverse Engineering and Web application exploitation.
- A maximum of four members can join each team
- The $10 per team member registration fee must be payed by the deadline – July 10, 2016
- Every team member must be enrolled in graduate or undergraduate studies at the same university
- Every team needs to be sponsored by a campus department or club
- Every team member must be physically present at the awards ceremony in order for the team to win
- Multiple teams may register from the same department, club, or university
- Specifics about the prizes are yet to be determined.
- There will be certain prizes for the teams that win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
- There will be additional reward for the 1st place team members and their department.
Why do all my team members have to be from the same University?
This in an intercollegiate challenge we would like it to be clear which College or University won the competition
Why do we need to have a sponsoring department?
The winning team will also receive a reward for their department to help fund research and other activities.
I work better alone, is it necessary to have a team of four?
Yes, teams must have four members, that way the difficulty and the rewards will be equal for every team.
I have a friend who would like to participate, but isn’t enrolled in any university, can they join my team?
Because this is an intercollegiate event, all team members must be enrolled in classes at the same university.
Is the competition all three days, or would each team only compete on one of the days?
The competition is all three days. There will be a cut-off time at the end of the third day to allow for verification and awarding
How much time each day would be required?
There is currently no time limit. We allow working on the opened challenges 24×7 and it is expected that the competition will occupy the majority of the participant’s time.
“…main component of the CTF will be jeopardy style” does this mean the competition is question/answer, or are they actually attempting to break into systems to find the “flag”?
The challenges are typically a combination of Red Team challenges / Scavenger Hunt / QA / etc
What day/time is the awards ceremony?
It will be on the evening of the third day (Saturday, July 16). The exact time will be sent out to registered teams before the event.
Do the competitors need to bring their own laptops?
Each participant will need to bring their own laptop with their own tools.
Are competitors allowed to use their own tools (Kali, etc)
My team is located relatively far away from Sandy,UT; are there arrangements for staying on/near the premises?
Many of the teams based in Utah are planning on carpooling to Sandy every day for the competition; We are working on setting up hotel/food packages for teams that have to travel a significant distance.