Capture The Flag

Master new cyber security skills at our two-day SCaLE 17x Capture The Flag competition.  Whether you're a beginner who's never tried a CTF before, an experienced competitor looking for an energizing challenge, or a professional who just wants to have fun, this event is for you.  This year we have a new delivery platform and all-new content.  We are welcoming back Cal Poly Pomona's Swift student club and Attivo Networks as our platform hosts.



The tournament is free to registered SCaLE 17x attendees (link at the bottom) but requires separate registration to compete.  Please bring your own device to participate if possible, since that will allow us to accommodate the most competitors


Hardware Requirements

This year we will require the ability to hard wire into a switch, so please be sure to bring a compatible device or any adaptors you need to connect to an RJ-45.  Loaner laptops are not available at this time, but may become available closer to the event-  watch this page for updates.



Prizes will be given to the top three in each CTF round. Many thanks to these organizations for their generous prize donations: System76, ISSA Ventura County, Yubico, Signal Sciences, and ShellCon.



SCaLE 17x Cyber Lobby, Pasadena Convention Center, Conference Center Building Lower Level 


SCaLE 17x Conference Registration Required



Saturday, March 9

ADVANCED-A  14:45-17:00

First on Saturday will be the Beginner/Intermediate CTF. If you are in middle school, high school, or this is your first CTF, this is the competition for you. Shortly afterward, we will have our first advanced CTF, hosted by Attivo Networks. If you competed last year or are already familiar with the platform, this is the round that will fit you. It will be fast-paced and challenging.


Sunday, March 10

ADVANCED-B  12:00-15:00

By popular demand, on Sunday we will be presenting a second advanced CTF. This round utilizes a platform new to SCaLE which is hosted by Cal Poly's Swift student club. For this competition, we are calling all professionals and pentesters. Come and test your skills!


Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:30 to Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 15:00

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