University of Delaware to Host 2nd Annual Capture the Flag Competition
NEWARK, Del., October 25, 2022 (Newswire.com) - The University of Delaware (UD) will host the 2nd annual cybersecurity games event Oct. 28-30, 2022. Last year's competition drew more than 2,000 participants from more than 700 teams from across the globe.
Teams will attempt to overcome cybersecurity challenges in topics such as binary exploitation, cryptography, forensics, reverse engineering, web, and minecraft and see who takes first place prize, along with bragging rights. Individuals from all over the world make up the competing teams, consisting of high school students, undergraduates, graduate students, and cybersecurity professionals.
The event tests their skills in detecting and guarding against cyberattacks. In this Capture the Flag (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. Participants gain knowledge and sharpen their skills to help bolster organizations' infrastructures. Cybersecurity events like this CTF competition prepare students and help them pursue 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.
Nektarios Tsoutsos and Kenneth Barner
102 Evans Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Source: University of Delaware