Join the SaikoCTF team by stepping into Virtual Reality (VR) to experience the future of cybersecurity and test your skills in a completely new CTF competition style in our unique, intense, 30-minute SaikoCTF challenge. We are a team of researchers studying the psychology of novel cyber defenses. Our state-of-the-art research methods seek to understand better how well cyber defenses work, and the results will eventually be shared in the academic literature on cybersecurity. As a participant, you will wear a VIVE VR headset and physiological sensors to participate in our CTF challenge. While sitting at a table and using a physical keyboard and trackpad mapped to the VR, you will seek out and exploit security vulnerabilities in systems, services, and applications in a simulated network. Hunt for and capture specified flags while our system dynamically rolls out countermeasures to thwart your attempts to accumulate as many points as possible in the time available.

Rest assured; your privacy is our utmost priority. We will not collect any personally identifiable information (PII), such as your name, email, or usual handle. Instead, you will be randomly assigned a unique SaikoCTF handle for use during the CTF to protect your identity while allowing you to choose to claim bragging rights and stand out amongst your peers. All data will be stored on our dedicated server, which is physically located in the test area and not connected to the Internet. Your participation is voluntary, and you can stop participating anytime and for any reason.

We look forward to welcoming you to our SaikoCTF test area!