The UMBC Cyber Dawgs will hold a cybersecurity Capture the Flag competition on Saturday, March 11th from 9am-5pm in the Public Policy building. The event will be a jeopardy-style competition where individual competitors answer questions about aspects of cybersecurity, including network forensics, reverse engineering, reconnaissance, and cryptography.

The competition is open to all current UMBC students, both beginners and experts alike. Participants will learn and execute both offensive and defensive security practices that are relevant in today’s computing environments using their laptops to access a system that provides hints and guidance on completing the challenges.

Top performers will receive prizes, including a new ChromeBook, a Wireless Pineapple Nano and a YARD Stick One. There will also be door prizes for a few randomly selected, lucky participants, including some Raspberry PIs. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Some of the Cyber Dawg club’s sponsors will be at the event for students to network with, so bring your resumes.

Students who are interested must register online in advance and bring a laptop to the event. Registration and participation is free but space is limited.