Using Capture the Flag for Cybersecurity Education and Training (separate registration is required)

Monday, May 13 | 8:30AM–12:00PM CT | St. Gallen 2-3, Second Floor Event Centre
Session Type: Additional Fee Program
Delivery Format: Preconference Workshop
If done well, a capture-the-flag (CTF) competition is an educational experience disguised as a competition. It’s hard not to get excited after teaching yourself a new skill, finding a flag, then being rewarded with CTF points. Bring your laptop! In this workshop, we will introduce different types of CTF competitions and describe how we have used them with students and IT professionals to drive interest and enhance learning in cybersecurity topics. And you'll get a head start on a CTF contest that will be available for the duration of the conference.

Outcomes: Learn about CTF competitions, how to host them, and how they can be leveraged in cybersecurity training and education * Participate in a live CTF competition and learn the tools and techniques used to approach different kinds of challenges * Have fun!


  • David Raymond

    Director, Virginia Cyber Range and U.S. Cyber Range, Virginia Tech
  • Tweeks Weeks

    Director of Future Technology & Communities, Virginia Tech

Resources & Downloads

  • CTF Workshop Slides

    Updated on 11/7/2023