InCTF 2012 is here. Registrations have started! Hurry!
National Level “Capture the Flag” style ethical hacking contest
Not a day passes when several websites are compromised on a daily basis. The latest in the line of compromised websites was http://kernel.org-the home page of the Linux kernel. Several more security incidents go unreported. Security of sensitive data has several implications ranging from national security issues to defense secrets ending up in the wrong hands and much more.
Indian websites offer little or no resistance to such security intrusions. The Computer Emergency Response Team, India(Cert-In) has been tracking de-facements of Indian websites and more. Their report can be viewed here. It’s really sad that with so much talent and skill, Indian websites are compromised frequently and nothing can be done to stand this wave of attacks on them.
InCTF is a Capture the Flag style ethical hacking contest, a strategic war-game designed to mimic the real world security challenges. Software developers in India have little exposure to secure coding practices and the effects of not adopting such practices-one of the main reasons why systems are compromised quite easily these. Following such simple practices can help prevent such incidents.
InCTF ‘12 is from November 2011 to January 2012 and is focused exclusively on the student community. You can participate from your own university and no travel is required. No prior exposure or experience in cyber security needed to participate.
What you need to do?
1. Form a team (max five members from your college)
2. Approach a faculty/mentor and request him/her to mentor your team
3. Register online at http://inctf.in
In addition it’s been decided that teams which finished in the top 10 places on InCTF 2011 qualify directly for the second round-they do not have to participate in the first round. Congratulations to all these teams!
|25K||The winning team receives a cash prize of up to Rs. 25000/-|
|20K||The first runner-up team receives a cash prize of up to Rs. 20000/-|
|15K||The second runner-up team receives a cash prize of up to Rs. 15000/-|
|10K||The third runner-up team receives a cash prize of up to Rs. 10000/-|
|5K||The fourth runner-up team receives a cash prize of up to Rs. 5000/-|
- Teams are awarded prizes based on their performance
- Deserving teams are well awarded. Exciting prizes to be won.
So, what are you waiting for? It’s simple: Register, Learn, Hack!
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*Cash prizes are subject to their performance and participation in the CTF round. Only teams who connect to the VPN server and successfully gain points in the CTF round are eligible for prizes. In addition, cash prize winners of InCTF ’11 are not eligible for prizes in InCTF ’12.