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International Cyber Security announce its 2nd Capture the Flag

The International Cyber Security – Center of Excellence (INCS-CoE) is delighted to announce its 2nd international, Country-to-Country (C2C) Capture the Flag (CTF) competition. This is part of a five-year academic plan to host cyber-security competitions in five different countries. C2C will extend past experiences and lessons learnt from the successful Cambridge2Cambridge CTF, with its global vision to entice thousands of people worldwide to study cyber security at university-level. C2C will be an exciting opportunity for students to work together as international teams to solve interesting CTF challenges, while learning new skills, socializing, and promoting international collaboration and friendship.

C2C CTF 2021, organized by the Technion Hiroshi Fujiwara Cyber Security Research Center will take place online.  The organizing committee of C2C 2021 invites enrolled students (at UG/PG/PhD level) from universities that are based in the UK, USA, Japan, Israel, France and Australia to apply to partake. Through a qualifying process, students will be selected to compete individually in the qualifiers event on June 13th, 2021. After passing the qualifiers, students will be organized in teams of five students from different universities to encourage international academic collaboration. These teams will compete in the final event on August 10th, 2021.

As part of the competition, we will hold webinars that will include talks and discussions on CTF topics and related cyber security issues. You are invited to join our 1st webinar taking place on May 19th with security guru – Bruce Schneier.

 We intend to create diverse teams for the competition. We aim to select competitors from a broad range of backgrounds, nationalities, languages, genders, experiences and cyber security skills. We seek motivated and resourceful participants who enjoy a tough intellectual challenge in a cooperative international context -- we are not merely looking at experts who have won other hacking competitions before.

 Please publicize this exciting opportunity to your students. They can apply at:

 Important dates:

•    May 19th  – First webinar – Bruce Schneier will talk on “Securing a World of Physically Capable Computers”

•    June 13th – Qualifiers

•    August 10th – Final competition 

The deadline to apply is May 27th (UTC+0).

 Hosting Institutions:

C2C CTF 2020 - Royal Holloway, University of London- UK

C2C CTF 2021 - Technion – Israel Institute of Technology- Israel

C2C CTF 2022 - Massachusetts Institute of Technology- USA

C2C CTF 2023 - Keio University- Japan

C2C CTF 2024 - Edith Cowan University- Australia

 Please contact us if you have any queries on C2C 2021, at


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