Challenge the Cyber is a capture the flag event, where teams work on a number of challenging assignments together. To capture the flag, teams must solve several assignments (from easy to hard) in several categories. The challenges offer enough variety for both novice hackers and seasoned CTF players. The CTF is developed on the basis of the ECSC curriculum. The national Capture the Flag competition Challenge the Cyber takes place on Saturday 27 June 2020. Due to the current corona measures, the event we held online. There is room for a maximum of 200 participants.
There are two competitions this year: for junior teams (birth year 2000-2006) and for senior teams (birth year 1995-1999). Teams consist of a maximum of 5 participants. Contrary to what was previously stated on this website, we have loosened the rules for the categories:
- Teams of which all team members have birth year 2000-2006 participate in the junior category;
- Teams of which all team members have birth year 1995-2006 (teams with juniors and seniors, or only seniors), participate in the senior category;
- Teams that have one or more team members with birth year 1990-1994 participate in the outside category.
Only members of teams under 1) and 2) can qualify for the cyber bootcamp. NB: judging by the age composition in 2019, the junior category may be less heavily occupied. Juniors who play in this category are more likely to win a place in the cyber bootcamp.
No team? Individual registration is also possible: the organization will then put together a team.
Older than 25? Challenge the Cyber is primarily aimed at young talent, who can qualify for the cyber bootcamp. For those born between 1990 and1994, there is a possibility to participate in an outside category.
Registration for Challenge the Cyber 2020 has been closed.