Capture the Flag Featured

9:00AM Oct. 2 to 3:00PM Oct. 3 Sessions

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October 2 & 3, 2017

Two-day Challenge

Capture the Flag [CTF]

Capture the Flag (CTF) is a special kind of information security competition.

This year at Secure Iowa we will have a Jeopardy-style CTF.

Jeopardy-style CTF games have the organizers running a set of challenges that each individual/team has to solve for points. In general, the more complicated the task the more points earned. Challenges are generally independent from each other and ideally idempotent between connecting players, which leads to reliability and stability for large contests. Scoring is nice and simple too: add up the points for solved challenges, and use timing of solutions to break ties.

Categories may include Web, Forensics, Crypto, Binary, and Lock Sport Challenges. 

Don't be shy. There will be something there for people of "ALL" skillsets.

Bring your own computer
 (or share with a friend) 
If you wish to participate in lock picking, you are welcome to bring your own picks, however, there should be extras to share. Additionally, a Software Defined Radio (SDR) for any Radio Frequency (RF) based puzzles is recommended.

October 2nd - 9:00am to 4:00pm 
(You are encouraged to continue your progess at home. The challenge will be up all night. )
October 3rd - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny, IA 50023

How to participate: Apply to be on a team by October 1st so we can get an accurate headcount to ensure we have enough space and supplies for everyone. If you forget to sign up, or are too shy, you can still check things out the day of the event.

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