What: Jeopardy Style Capture the Flag Competition for .edu hackers and ninjas
When: November 27th & 28th
Where: Onsite at HITB2018DXB @ Grand Hyatt
Who: Teams with to 2-3 players per team
To register your team for the Capture the Flag competition, please send a registration email with your team name to firstname.lastname@example.org Please send us the following details:
Team Name + Country of origin
Team Leaders Name/Handle + Email Address
Team Members Names/Handle + Email Address
This is a jeopardy-style Capture The Flag (CTF) contest for .edu proudly created by students for students.
The CTF will include multiple categories of challenges, including: reverse engineering, web penetration, crypto, forensics, network analysis, and more. Students complete tasks as quickly as possible, gaining points for each successful task based on its difficulty level. Task completion is tracked in real time. The team which with the highest points gain victory over the rest!
This CTF is hosted on-site with open source CTF framework and platform. Challenges are designed by students from Singapore (UAE students who want to help, please get in touch with us) and coordinated by the HITB Malaysia and Netherlands CTF Crew.
There will be a max capacity of 22 teams, with each team consists of 2 or 3 players. The CTF will run over two days of the conference on 27th and 28th of November 2018, starting from 10:00 GST to 18:00 GST on Day 1 and resume on Day 2 at 09:00 GST to 16:30 GST. The onsite contest will be hosted in the FREE TO ACCESS exhibition area of the conference and is hosted in the same area as the professional CTF). You do not need to be a paid conference delegate in order to compete.
Jeopardy-Style CTF with a Twist
The .edu CTF game will feature attack-oriented and defense-oriented style challenges, followed with a short presentation from each team at the end of game.
Game Day 1 will comprise of Attack-Oriented Challenges
Game Day 2 will test your analysis and defensive knowledge
To reap a more exciting CTF experience and to foster knowledge sharing, the top 3 teams of each day will have an option to present about how they solved the challenges to win bonus points*. A total of 30 minutes preparation time will be allocated to the teams for them to prepare their presentation slides. The presentation will commerce immediately at the same venue as the competition. Each team will only be allocated 10 minutes of presentation time and are free to choose any of the challenges they wish to present. The judges will score each teams based on the understanding of the problem, creativity in solving challenges and presentation skills.
We try hard to keep the competition as free and exciting as possible; however we do require teams to adhere to a few simple rules:
The more challenges you solve, the more points you get. Higher difficulty challenges carry more points. At the end of the competition, the team with highest points will be named as the winner. In the case whereby two different teams end in a tie, the fastest team will be declared as the champion. As such, teams are advised to submit flags as soon as they obtain them.