TU hosts worldwide Capture the Flag competition

The University of Tulsa Tandy School of Computer Science hosted a virtual Capture the Flag competition November 24-26 including more than 1,300 teams from around the world.

capture the flagCollege and high school teams participated remotely in computer security challenges related to web security, cryptography, binary exploitation and forensics. The event ran continuously for 48 hours. Prizes totaling $5,000 in value were awarded to the winning teams.

“The competition is designed for students who want to learn more about security,” says CTF Club President Gavin Bauer. “About thirty percent of the competitors were first timers who had never competed in a Capture the Flag event before. They were able to learn concepts and hands-on skills, and we were happy to help a lot of people solve new and interesting challenges.”capture the flag

Collegiate winners were RPISec, first place; DCUA, second; and Made in MIM, third. High school winners included PDCSL, first place; WreckItRalph, second; and imperfection, third.

The event was facilitated by TU’s Capture the Flag team and asciioverflow. Special thanks to sponsors TU, True Digital Security and Synercon Technologies as well as gold level sponsor Cyclonic Valve.