University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Pioneering research is a critical component of the highest quality education. UCSB’s 1,086-member faculty includes five Nobel Prize winners and scores of elected members of national and international academies and societies as well as dozens of winners of Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships. The campus is one of only 61 research-intensive institutions elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.
The UC Santa Barbara Capture The Flag contest is multi-site, multi-team hacking contest in which a number of teams compete independently against each other.
In traditional editions of the iCTF competition, the goal of each team is to maintain a set of services such that they remain available and uncompromised throughout the contest phase. Each team also has to attempt to compromise the other teams' services. Since all the teams received an identical copy of the virtual host containing the vulnerable services, each team has to find vulnerabilities in their copy of the hosts and possibly fix the vulnerabilities without disrupting the services. At the same time, the teams have to leverage their knowledge about the vulnerabilities they found to compromise the servers run by other teams. Compromising a service allows a team to bypass the service's security mechanisms and to "capture the flag" associated with the service.
Operate and Maintain, Protect and Defend
Orientation & Team Structure
Website & Schedule
2016/ 2017 event hosted March 2017