CS’s Capture the Flag (CtF) event

On November 2 , the Computer Science Department held its first ever Capture the Flag event.

Capture the Flag (CtF) in computer security is an exercise in which participants attempt to find text strings, called “flags”, which are secretly hidden in purposefully-vulnerable programs or websites.

From unraveling cryptic codes to identifying vulnerabilities in simulated systems, student teams showcased their skills in ethical hacking and digital defense.  CS’s CtF served to foster a dynamic cybersecurity community on campus.

The success of this initial session set the stage for future exciting and intellectually stimulating CtF competitions!

Professor Tolley explains the rules, while Professor Khan looks on.
Students receive CtF instructions.
Teams focused on their CtF objectives.
Students working to find the “flags”!