2020 FIRST Capture the Flag Challenge

  • 2020 FIRST Capture the Flag Challenge

SecLounge CTF

Since the 24th Annual FIRST Conference (Malta, 2012) the SecLounge SIG has organised a Capture the Flag event which typically takes place during the week of the conference. This year, due to these extenuating circumstances, we are pleased to offer a virtual version of the famous FIRST Conference CTF. It will run over the week of the previously scheduled annual conference, from 21st to 26th of June 2020.

The CTF consists of a series of technical exercises where the participants must find an answer, a flag, and submit to the CTF platform. Every correct flag submitted increases a team’s score. New challenges are released daily during the event. Categories of challenges may include: network, cryptography, reverse engineering, programming, miscellaneous, puzzle and others. A new addition for this year is a collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to offer some challenges related to Industrial Control Systems (ICS), in addition to the types of previously mentioned. To participate, it is strongly recommended to build a team of up to 4 members. Teams might create their own strategies to attribute the tasks and explore the best knowledge of their players on the different areas. The primary purposes of the CTF is to work together, challenge your knowledge, be creative, make new friends, define strategies, and have fun!

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Day Time (EST/UTC-4 Montreal time) Session
Monday, June 22 10:00-11:00 UTC-4 Opening session on Zoom
Tues–Thurs, June 23-25 Challenge Starts: Tuesday @ 09:00 UTC-4
Challenge Ends: Thursday @ 17:00 UTC-4
Participants can access the challenges and submit their answers until Thursday at 17:00 UTC-4
Friday, June 26 10:00-11:00 UTC-4 Closing session on Zoom


The resources offered to participate on this virtual CTF are:

What is expected from the participants?

We expect all the participants to have decent and fair behavior. Cheating will not be tolerated. Nor will attacking event infrastructure.

Special Thanks

This year the SecLounge SIG would like to acknowledge the following organizations for making this event possible.