Capture the Flag - Guided intro workshop and beginners competition (sponsored by Google)

Join us for a Capture The Flag Competition! Google's Security Engineers Kevin Hamacher and Nicolai Davidsson will give an introduction to Capture the Flag Competitions on Friday. After the intro-event, you will have the chance to participate in a 2-day CTF contest that was designed by Kevin and Nicolai. You can show off your newly acquired skills and also win cool prizes*.

Nov 27, 2020, 5:00 PM – Nov 29, 2020, 8:00 PM

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Join us for a Capture The Flag Competition! Security Engineers Kevin Hamacher and Nicolai Davidsson will give an introduction to Capture the Flag Competitions on Friday. After the intro-event, you will have the chance to participate in a 2-day jeopardy-style CTF contest that was designed by Kevin and Nicolai. You can participate either alone or in a team of two (there will be only one prize per team, though). Show off your newly acquired skills and also win cool prizes (sponsored by Google).

You can choose to participate in both the workshop and the competition or only participate in one of both. Feel free to share with your friends!


Here is a brief description of what a Capture the Flag competition is (from https://securityintelligence.com/behind-the-scenes-at-a-capture-the-flag-ctf-competition/):

A capture the flag (CTF) contest is a special kind of cybersecurity competition designed to challenge its participants to solve computer security problems and/or capture and defend computer systems. CTF competitions have elevated from their humble roots to reach sport-level status, with thousands of individual games and leagues now taking place every year across the globe — including the annual DEF CON competition, one of the most prestigious CTF events in the world.

In a jeopardy CTF format, teams must complete as many cybersecurity challenges as they can from a given selection, testing their skills and knowledge on a diverse range of computer security categories in novel and creative ways. Typical tasks are related to networking, programming, applications, mobile, forensics, reverse engineering and cryptography. For each challenge a team completes, a specific number of points is rewarded.

The winner is usually the team or individual with the most points at the end of the game. Like many sporting events, prizes are commonly awarded for first, second and third place (note, in our case, five!). In the interest of contest integrity and respect for the game platform, CTF ground rules are shared with participants prior to the event. Violation of these rules may result in restrictions or even elimination from the competition. By entering the competition, you agree to abide our Code of Conduct: shorturl.at/dlwBU (open it to see the prizes!)


* Unfortunately, we are not able to ship prizes to destinations outside of Germany. Only people that can provide a German shipping address are eligible to prizes. We are very sorry about that but feel free to participate anyway! :)

When

When

November 27 – 29, 2020
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC

Agenda

Introduction Workshop with Kevin and Nicolai
CTF competition starts!

Speakers

  • Nicolai Davidsson

    Google

    Security Engineer, CTF organizer

  • Kevin Hamacher

    Google

    Security Engineer, CTF organizer

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Organizers

  • Philip Rehker

    GDSC Lead

  • Tan-Colin Wei

    GDSC Lead

  • Layla Zadina

    Core Team Member

  • Florian Hoppe

    Core Team Member

  • Justus Beck

    Core Team Member

  • Mohammad (Hamudi) Naanaa

    Core Team Member

  • Maria Pospelova

    Core Team Member

  • Philipp Zagar

    Core Team Member

  • Simon Huang

    Core Team Member

  • Florian Donhauser

    Core Team Member

  • Muhtasham Oblokulov

    MunichNLP

    Core Team Member

  • Maksym Bondarenko

    TUM

    Core Team Member

  • Alexander Wiener

    Core Team Member

  • Yassine Souissi

    Core Team Member

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