Capture the Flag (CTF) 2016

Friday, September 16, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 5:00pm

A Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Cybersecurity Capture the Flag Competition

In support of STEM outreach, MITRE and our partners are hosting the sixth annual national Capture the Flag (CTF) competition.

This CTF competition aims to encourage and promote interest in cybersecurity.  United States-based High school and undergraduate college students will have the opportunity to compete in cybersecurity challenges to gain real-life experience and win national coverage to make a huge impact on our cyber talent pipelines.

Learn: Fundamental cyber knowledge by using online resources from MITRE and other publicly available reputable sources.

Understand: Binary exploitation and reversing, web exploitation, computer/network forensics, cryptography, critical infrastructure protection/exploitation and more!

Practice: Using Web resources and training challenges powered by the MITRE Cyber Academy™.

Compete: Against students in high school and undergraduate universities across the nation.

Win: College scholarships and priority consideration for a cyber internship*.

Notable industry and academic experts have partnered together to design rigorous challenges for students to solve.  Participating in teams of four or five, students will gain valuable experience, skills and tools throughout this nationwide competition. 

For more information about this event, visit:

Registration Open:
1 July through 1 September

CTF Competition:

16 September, 5pm EST through

17 September, 5pm EST

Award Ceremony:
18 October

Ready to make an Impact?

Register today!


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