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Capture the Flag for Beginners

Capture the Flag for Beginners

There’s nothing wrong with being a cyber n00b. Everyone starts their quest somewhere. Our Capture the Flag for Beginners event is designed specifically for individuals who are new to CTF and want to dive headfirst into the cybersecurity game. Starting at the first level, our instructor will help guide you through setup, navigating the environment, and learning the basics of Capture the Flag—it’s like hacking with training wheels!

Capture the Flag is an event where individuals and teams compete against each other in a cybersecurity game that is full of puzzles to solve. Our Cybersecurity CTF environment contains four different domains: Linux, Application Security, Cryptography, and Stegonography. Within each domain, there are multiple levels that build off of each other. In order to get through Level 2, you’ll need information from Level 1. The first level is the easiest to hack, with each level getting progressively harder. Similar to golf, you can either compete against yourself or against the other participants in the room. You can work individually or as a team. It’s up to you!

Once you’ve mastered the beginner levels, you can spread your hacking wings and fly confidently through the game system! Challenge yourself by moving into our more difficult domains and you’ll hone your skills in Linux, Cryptography, and more.

Join us for snacks, drinks, and cybersecurity fun. Bring a friend and snag some swag!

This SecureSet event is eligible for 2 hours of CPE credit! Ask a SecureSet staff member at the event if you would like to receive a CPE certificate.

6:00 to 6:30pm | Setting up your machine – what is a CTF?
6:30 to 7:00pm | Instructor guided beginner levels
7:00 to 8:00pm | Capture the Flag

What to bring:
+ Laptop and power cord
+ Ability to access 802.11n (2.4 GHz) wireless
+ All levels require a web browser and an SSH client (or the ability to install new programs. If you don’t have the right tools, we will help you get set up!)

Who should attend:
+ Cybersecurity beginners, students, and hobbyists
+ Anyone curious about cybersecurity or ethical hacking
+ No previous programming or cybersecurity experience required!

Street parking is available for events during business hours (metered and free spots). After business hours, the building parking lot is open to all.

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If you love hacking and you enjoy a little competition, you won’t want to miss out on our CTF events. CTF is a way to put your real-life hacking skills to the test in a safe and controlled environment. If you get stumped, our staff can answer any questions you have.

Organizer Info:

SecureSet Academy