Capture the Flag for Beginners
Cybersecurity Capture the Flag for Beginners
There’s nothing wrong with being a n00b. Everyone starts somewhere. Our Intro to CTF event is designed to help beginners spread their hacking wings and fly! Our SecureSet instructors will assist you with setting up your computer and will provide you with technical assistance if you need it. They’ll make sure that you learn some new hacking skills and have an awesome time doing it.
A capture the flag is an event where individuals and teams compete against each other. In a way, it’s a cybersecurity game full of puzzles to solve. There are four different domains; Networks, AppSec, Python, and Cryptography. Within those domains, there are also multiple levels which build off of each other and get progressively harder. In order to get through Level 2, you’ll need information from Level 1, and so on. The first level is the easiest level and then the levels get progressively harder as you go. Similar to golf, you can compete against yourself or other participants in the room.
Bring a friend and snag some swag! Join us for snacks, drinks, and cybersecurity fun!
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!)
There is a paid lot at the corner of 22nd and Blake. Meters are easily accessible for $1.00 per hour. If you go north of 23rd on Blake, Market or Welton, there is street parking for free and you can walk in.
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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 Academy staff can answer any questions you have.