The NCL CTF at WiCyS 2019

The National Cyber League is bringing a Capture the Flag game to the Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) 2019 Annual Conference being held the week of March 25 in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Your student or educator attendee status at WiCyS 2019 makes you eligible to participate in this immersive social CTF taking place during the entire WiCyS 2019 Conference. Fellow NCL student champions will help run work groups, training students and coaches alike in categories such as Cryptography, Log Analysis, Network Traffic Analysis, Web Access Exploitation, Password Cracking and more.

Your NLC Chief Player Ambassador Kaitlyn "CryptoKait" Bestenheider will be there to help! Read all about it in CryptoKait's blog.



How to Participate

  1. Be a registered attendee of the WiCyS conference
  2. Login or create an account
  3. Register for the Gymnasium as soon as possible
  4. Practice in the Gymnasium as much as you would like
  5. Register for and attend the WiCyS Social CTF Village and Competition pre-Conference Workshop on Thursday afternoon,March 28 (optional)
  6. Compete in the CTF Game at WiCyS 2019

Once you arrive at the conference, you'll find an informational flyer in your welcome bag. It will have a code that is unique to you (do not photograph it or post your code!). Follow the directions on the flyer and use your unique code to enter the actual Conference-wide CTF. The game will run from beginning of registration on Thursday, March 28, until 10 am on Saturday, March 30. 

Challenges for this entire Conference-long CTF will be tailored to the WiCyS community in an effort to drive students to learn more about WiCyS as part of their research to solve challenges.

At closing ceremonies, NCL will be selecting 3 students to receive prizes which include one or more of these: 2020 WiCyS Conference scholarships, 2019 Spring Season NCL registration codes, NCL SWAG, Cyber Skyline SWAG, and whatever else the various marketing teams come up with.