Capture The Flag

Welcome to Capture the Flag (CTF). Every year, this is the competition to draw the biggest turnout at CSAW.

Students tackle problems in a series of real-world scenarios modeling various computer security problems. To succeed, teams must demonstrate a profound understanding of the roles and ramifications of cyber security in these situations.

Because the challenges are designed to teach, CTF requires contestants to integrate concepts, develop skills and learn to hack as they go. Undergraduate finalists compete on-site for cash prizes, where their performance is judged by a panel of technical experts.

Important Dates


June 1, 2021

Registrations Open


September 10-12, 2021

48 Hour Qualifying Round (Online)


September 24, 2021

Finalists Announced


November 12-14, 2021

36 Hour Final Round (Online)

Congratulations To Our 2020 Winners & Finalists

1st Place

DeadSec, Applied Science Private University, Jordan

2nd Place

Fword, National Institute Of Applied Science and Technology (INSAT), Tunisia

3rd Place

team_7even, Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Informatique, ESI SBA, Algeria

4th Place

Sudo_root, Ecole Supérieure d’Informatique (ESI), Algeria

5th Place

th3jackers, University Of Science And Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB), Algeria

6th Place

heman_raha, Ecole Nationale des sciences appliquées, Morocco

7th Place

 ZoAn, ENSIAS, Morocco

8th Place

%00Byte, Yarmouk University, Jordan

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