The International Cyber Security – Center of Excellence (INCS-CoE) is delighted to invite students to participate in its 3rd international, Country-to-Country (C2C) Capture the Flag (CTF) competition. This is part of a five-year academic plan to host cybersecurity competitions in five different countries. C2C will extend past experiences and lessons learned from the successful Cambridge2Cambridge CTF, with its global vision to entice thousands of people worldwide to study cybersecurity at the university level. C2C is an exciting opportunity for students to work together as international teams to solve interesting CTF challenges, while learning new skills, socializing, and promoting international collaboration and friendship.
C2C CTF 2022, organized by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will take place online. The organizing committee of C2C 2022 invites enrolled students (at UG/Grad/PhD level) from universities that are based in the UK, USA, Japan, Israel, France and Australia to apply to participate. Through a qualifying process, students will be selected to compete individually in the qualifiers event on April 3, 2022. After passing the qualifiers, students will be organized into teams of five from different universities to encourage international academic collaboration. These teams will compete in the virtual finals event on August 1st, 2022.As part of the competition, we will hold webinars that will include talks and discussions on CTF topics and related cybersecurity issues. We intend to create diverse teams for the competition. We aim to select competitors from a broad range of backgrounds, nationalities, languages, genders, experiences, and cybersecurity skills. We seek motivated and resourceful participants who enjoy a tough intellectual challenge in a cooperative international context — we are not merely looking at experts who have won other hacking competitions.
Please find the application website here: dates:March 21, 2022 – Registration Deadline April 3, 2022 – QualifierAugust 1st – Final competition


Hosting Institutions:C2C CTF 2020 – Royal Holloway, University of London- UKC2C CTF 2021 – Technion – Israel Institute of Technology- IsraelC2C CTF 2022 – Massachusetts Institute of Technology- USAC2C CTF 2023 – Keio University- JapanC2C CTF 2024 – Edith Cowan University- Australia
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