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Tool Shed Demo: CTF 101 – How to Play and Win
October 19, 2023 @ 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm MDT
Capture the Flag (CTF) competitions offer a great way to acquire new technical skills while having fun and meeting new people. If you have never participated in a CTF event before, it can feel intimidating to try. This quick talk will walk you through the different types of cybersecurity competitions and go over jeopardy-style CTFs. You will learn what skills are needed to participate, how to approach the challenges, and what are some of the common tools you may want to be familiar with. We will go over a few example CTF challenges as a group. We hope that you walk away not only with some new security skills but also the confidence to participate in a CTF on your own.
Roman Bohuk is the co-founder and CEO of MetaCTF, a cybersecurity training company. Since 2014, his team has run over 250 cybersecurity competitions for various universities, Fortune 500 companies, and conferences, including the 2023 International Cybersecurity Challenge and the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.