A cyber security capture the flag event at Queen's University
A CTF (Capture The Flag) is an information security competition where contestants solve a variety of tasks to find the hidden “Keys”.
In a Jeopardy-style CTF like QCTF, these keys are found in a variety of challenges across many different fields of computer science. Below are some the categories you might encounter.
Exploiting a binary file to make it behave unexpectedly
Finding information hidden in text, files or images
Decrypting or encrypting a piece of data
Finding obscure information and data on the internet
Exploiting web pages to find the flag
Exploiting a server or remote service to find the flag
The Queen’s Capture the Flag is an annual event run in partnership with the Queen’s Engineering Society that allows Queen’s University students interested in cybersecurity and other fields of computing and information technology to learn technical skills through friendly competition. This hands-on experience provides a space for participants to learn and practice skills seldom taught in academia or other extracurricular events
Details for the 2021 version of QCTF are still in the works...
Sponsorship can take the form of monetary donations, competition prize donations, hardware donations, or even offering to host parts of the ctf infrastructure. Read our Sponsorship Package or contact us for more information.
Solutions to the most interesting and difficult problems of past years are available here.