The DEF CON CTF 2016 qualifying contests are going very well. Here's where we are:
|DEF CON CTF 2015||May 16 - Aug. 9 2015||Qualified DEFKOR|
|HITCON CTF||Oct. 17 - Dec. 6 2015||Qualified blue-lotus|
|RuCTFE||Nov. 21, 2015||Qualified StratumAuhuur|
|SECCON CTF||Dec. 5 2015 - Jan. 31 2016||First place team already qualified|
|32C3 CTF||Dec. 27 - 29 2015||Qualified pasten|
|Boston Key Party||Mar. 4 - 6 2016||Qualified HITCON|
|PlaidCTF||Apr. 15 - 17, 2016||Qualified LC↯BC|
|0CTF||Mar. 12 - Apr. 24, 2016||First place team already qualified|
|DEF CON CTF 2016 Qualifiers||May 21 - 23, 2016||Online Jeopardy style, qualifying eight teams|
|DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge||Aug. 4, 2016||All-machine competition, on-site in Las Vegas|
About SECCON CTF and 0CTF
We made the difficult decision to not accept any qualifying teams from these contests. While both contests went spectacularly well, the first-place teams from both contests were already qualified for DEF CON CTF Finals. Since both games had very few teams in their finals slate, and scores dropped off so sharply after first place, we've decided to not accept second or third place teams from these events.
Legitimate Business Syndicate has nothing but the complete and utmost respect for the SECCON CTF and 0CTF organizers: we know exactly how hard it is to run CTF games, and score them fairly. We hope to promote and work with them again in the future.
Quals are Coming
DEF CON CTF Qualifiers start on May 21, at the stroke of Midnight UTC, and run for 48 hours. We are planning on having a "Baby's First" category of approachable problems for hackers of all skill levels, and the usual slate of harder challenges that'll make you sweat, cry, and binge-drink your hacking beverages of choice.
Register today, or any time during the game.
Cyber Grand Challenge
We're excited to see what happens with the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge Final Event at DEF CON. If you're interested in learning more about it, check out our CGC For Hackers series, that we will be adding to on the road to Vegas.