High school students interested in exploring careers in Information Security and Computer Science are encouraged to participate in the 2018 CyberOhio Capture the Flag Challenge on Saturday, September 29. Co-sponsored by The Ohio Attorney General’s Office, RSM, and The Ohio State University, this event will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the campus of The Ohio State University in Building 018 located at 1787 Neil Avenue. Technical experience is not necessary and students without any background in cybersecurity are encouraged to attend to learn more about the field.
Capture the Flag is a cyber security challenge where certain pieces of information (flags) are placed on servers, encrypted, hidden, or otherwise stored somewhere difficult to access. During the competition, different challenges are released which allow participants to reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt, or do whatever it takes to capture the flag. In order to register for this event, each team will need one faculty or parent sponsor. Please have your sponsor fill out the requested information on the registration page when you register your team. Your sponsor shall serve as the contact person for your respective team.
Teams will be comprised of 3-4 students. If you are unable to put together a team of 3-4 students, please feel free to register, as organizers will do their best to find a spot for you on another team. Please note, registering for the event does not guarantee admission. Selected teams will be notified on September 22. Teams will check-in at the registration table the morning of the competition and receive a briefing regarding rules before the start of the event. Teams will use Wi-Fi during the competition and each team must provide their own computers. Space is limited. To learn more and register, please click here.