Annual Capture the Flag Cyber Challenge

July 3, 2014
Cyber Training: Post by Ryan Freckleton

Capture the Flag Competition

In support of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) outreach, MITRE and other sponsors annually host a virtual, national Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition. In this event, students compete against their peers in cybersecurity challenges. Notable industry and academic partners helped design these challenges.

The competition features both high school and college level divisions. Mixed teams are allowed, but must compete at the highest level of the team members. Teams of four compete to solve challenges covering topics such as steganography, software exploitation, computer forensics, cryptography, networking, and mobile computing security. Virtual cyber training and practice challenges are available to help teams prepare for the competition.

Cyber Challenge 2014

Please visit the summary of the current competition for details on prizes, registration, and the schedule.

Cyber Challenge Summary

Learn: Increase your understanding of topics such as: Binary Exploitation, Web Exploitation, Forensics, Cryptography, and more

Practice: With your team, using web resources and training challenges powered by the MITRE Cyber Academy

Compete: Against other students in high school, college, and MITRE

Win: Various prizes from our sponsors