Capture the Flag Application Security Challenge

Congratulations to the 2011 Winners!

Capture the Flag Winners

  • Team PPP1, Carnegie Mellon University – Garrett Barboza, Matt Dickoff, Tyler Nighswander and Ricky Zhou
  • Team PPP2, Carnegie Mellon University – Joseph Lee, Brent Lim, Alex Reece and Hudson Thrift
  • Team RPISEC, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute – Shawn Denbow, Jeremy Pope, Wilson Wong and Jared Candelaria

Congratulations to the 2011 Finalists!

Capture the Flag finalists

  • BUILDS Team 2, Boston University, USA
  • PPP1, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • PPP2, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • PPP3, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Mr Lee's Greater Hong Kong Deliverators, New Mexico Tech, USA
  • thingys, MIT, USA
  • RPISEC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • NULLify, University of Nebraska, USA
  • WCSC, University of South Florida, USA
  • CSG, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Delusions of Grandeur, US Air Force Academy, USA

Still looking to compete? Answer the Call for Papers at the Kasperksy American Cup at the School of Engineering CSAW.

Open to: Undergraduates located in the United States can compete for prizes. High school students, graduate students, international students and industry professionals can participate in the qualification round, but cannot qualify for the finals or win any prizes.

Website: https://csawctf.poly.edu/
Challenge captains: Julian Cohen and Luis E. Garcia II
Contact: csaw_ctf@isis.poly.edu

The CSAW Capture The Flag competition is a contest designed to evaluate application security skills. Competitors will attack vulnerable applications and solve offensive challenges. Challenges are divided into technical categories and assigned point values based on how difficult they are. The CSAW CTF is loosely based on the widely known DEFCON Capture The Flag competition. As with all competitions, it takes more than just skill to succeed; plan a strategy and put together a diverse team.

Prizes

Cash prizes for winners:

  • 1st place: $1000
  • 2nd place: $750
  • 3rd place: $500

$5,000 Master of Science scholarships for all finalists who attend the School of Engineering.

For new undergraduate and graduate students: scholarships can only be used at the School of Engineering and for tuition purposes only, and when combined with other Poly grants and/or scholarships cannot exceed cost of tuition.

For current Poly undergraduates: The CSAW scholarship for continuing Poly undergraduates when combined with other Poly grants and/or scholarships cannot exceed $20,000 tuition costs per year.

$7,000 Undergraduate scholarships for all finalists who attend the School of Engineering. Winning undergraduate teams receive the following scholarship prizes:

  • 1st place: $14,000
  • 2nd place: $12,000
  • 3rd place: $9,000

For new undergraduate and graduate students: scholarships can only be used at the School of Engineering and for tuition purposes only, and when combined with other Poly grants and/or scholarships cannot exceed cost of tuition.

For current Poly undergraduates: The CSAW scholarship for continuing Poly undergraduates when combined with other Poly grants and/or scholarships cannot exceed $20,000 tuition costs per year.

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