Capture The Flag

CTF Event 2020

The Capture the Flag event is currently in the process of being created. Details will be provided soon.

What is a CTF?

CTF, which stands for “Capture the Flag,” is a computer-based competition used to teach information security skills through hands-on experience. Players earn points and gain control of the game map by completing tasks with their team that identify potential threats and secure computers and networks against virtual attacks. Because learning attack techniques is often the best way to learn how to protect against them, CTFs teach both defense and offense skills. Points are awarded to teams on the basis of speed and accuracy. At the end of the allotted time, the team with the most points is declared the winner.

Who can participate in the CTF?

BSides Calgary 2020 CTF is open to all players of any skill level, with no pre-registration or qualification required. Come on by, try out the game, learn something new, and meet interesting people!

Due to possible room limitations (space and connections), BSides Calgary MAY need to limit the number of teams able to participate. We will attempt to accommodate all participants but registration will be on a first come, first serve basis at the conference.