Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled day of cybersecurity challenges at the BSides Goa 2024 Capture the Flag (CTF) event! Whether you are a seasoned cybersecurity professional or just dipping your toes into the world of hacking, this one-day competition promises to test your skills, expand your knowledge, and connect you with like-minded enthusiasts.

Event Overview:

The BSides Goa 2024 CTF event is a hands-on, interactive cybersecurity competition where participants will solve a series of challenges across various categories, including but not limited to:

  • Cryptography
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Web Exploitation
  • Binary Exploitation
  • Forensics
  • Steganography
  • Network Analysis

Why Participate:

  • Test Your Skills: Put your cybersecurity knowledge to the test and challenge yourself with real-world scenarios.
  • Learn and Grow: Gain practical experience and learn new techniques from tackling diverse challenges.
  • Networking: Connect with fellow participants, share insights, and build relationships within the cybersecurity community.
  • Win Prizes: Compete for exciting prizes and bragging rights as you showcase your expertise.

How to Participate:

  • Registration: Register for the BSides Goa 2024 conference and indicate your interest in the CTF event using the registration button given below.
  • Team Formation: Form teams of 2 members or participate individually.
  • Competition Day: This will be a 24 hour challenge starting on 26th April 2024. The details will be provided to participants via email.
  • Scoring: Earn points by successfully solving challenges. The team or individual with the highest score at the end of the competition wins!

Rules for the Event:

General Rules:

  • No Attacking the CTF Platform: Participants are strictly prohibited from attempting any attacks on the CTF platform itself. This includes, but is not limited to, exploiting vulnerabilities, attempting to gain unauthorized access, or disrupting the normal functioning of the platform.
  • Respect Towards Participants and Organizers: All participants are expected to treat each other and the organizers with respect and professionalism. Any form of harassment, discrimination, or disrespectful behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Flag Sharing Prohibited: Sharing flags or any solution details with other participants or outsiders is strictly prohibited. Participants should not collaborate on solving challenges or share answers in any form.
  • Confidentiality of Challenge Information: Participants must maintain the confidentiality of all information related to the challenges, including but not limited to challenge names, descriptions, attachments, and deployment URLs. This information should not be shared with anyone outside the event until the results are officially released.
  • Communication Through Designated Channels: All communications regarding the event, including questions, clarifications, and announcements, should be conducted through the designated Discord channel provided by the organizers. This approach streamlines communication and ensures that participants receive relevant information promptly. Please ensure to regularly check both the announcements channel within Discord and the Notices provided within the platform for any updates regarding the competition.
  • Fair Play: Participants are expected to engage in fair play throughout the competition. This includes refraining from any form of cheating, such as using automated tools or unauthorized assistance, and respecting the spirit of the competition. Participants should not attempt to brute force or fuzz challenge deployments unless explicitly specified by the organizers.
  • Code of Conduct: Participants must adhere to a code of conduct that promotes a positive and inclusive environment for all involved. Any behavior that violates this code, including but not limited to harassment, intimidation, or discrimination, will result in immediate disqualification and potential further consequences.
  • Legal Compliance: Participants must comply with all relevant laws and regulations, including those related to cybersecurity and data protection, throughout the duration of the event.
  • Right to Modify Rules: The organizing body reserves the right to modify or add any rules at any point during the event with ex post facto. Participants should adhere to any updates or changes communicated by the organizers.
  • Final Decision by Organizers: The decisions made by the organizing body will be final. Any disputes or issues arising during the event will be resolved according to the judgment of the organizers.

Challenge Score Decay System:

  • Each challenge will initially be assigned a value of 1000 points. As participants successfully solve a challenge, its point value will decrease incrementally. This dynamic adjustment ensures that the difficulty level of each challenge is accurately reflected throughout the duration of the CTF event.

Do not miss out on this thrilling opportunity to sharpen your cybersecurity skills, connect with peers, and win amazing prizes! Register for the BSides Goa 2024 CTF event today and get ready for an unforgettable experience.

By participating in the event, all participants agree to adhere to the rules outlined above. Failure to follow these rules may result in immediate disqualification from the competition, as determined by the organizing body.


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