University of Delaware holds 2nd Annual Capture the Flag Competition
The University of Delaware will host the 2nd annual Cybersecurity Games event October 28-30, 2022. Last year’s competition drew over 2,000 participants from more than 700 teams across the globe.
During the competition, teams attempt to overcome cybersecurity challenges in topics such as, binary exploitation, cryptography, forensics, reverse engineering, web, and Minecraft. The knowledge required for preparation of this multi-channel event is vast, and teams not only win prizes for top placings, but bragging rights as well. Individuals from all over the world make up the Capture the Flag (CTF) teams; consisting of high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, and cybersecurity professionals.
Teams test their skills in detecting and guarding against cyberattacks. In this CTF event, the participants portray themselves as an attacker and attempt to exploit vulnerabilities in the systems developed by the organizers, UD’s Center for Cybersecurity, Assurance and Privacy (CCAP).
Contestants will use software engineering programs to execute their attacks. Besides encouraging a healthy competitive atmosphere for students trained in this discipline, participants gain valuable knowledge and sharpen their skills to help bolster organizations’ infrastructures. Cybersecurity events, like the CTF competition, prepare students who are pursuing a career in cybersecurity.
The University of Delaware has a vibrant, active cybersecurity research and education program. UD’s CCAP focuses on protecting cyberspace through innovative research, and preparing the next generation of security professionals through excellence in cybersecurity education.
UD is designated NSA/DHS National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
Visit the Center for Cybersecurity, Assurance and Privacy (CCAP) or the Capture the Flag event page for more information.