Welcome to X-CTF 2016!
X-CTF 2016 is a cyber security competition by NUS Greyhats that will be held in NUS School of Computing (SoC) on 18th June 2016. In the competition, student teams from various tertiary institutions will compete to solve challenges which are set by an independent body.
We are aware that all local Polytechnics will be holding their Graduation Ceremony in May 2016, and after internal discussions, we've agreed that Polytechnic students whom are graduating in the year of 2016 shall be allowed to participate in the X-CTF finals. We apologize for the change in the regulations.
Dear All Participants,
Thank you so much for participating in the X-CTF Online Qualifiers held from 9 April 2016 to 10 April 2016. Everyone has done extremely well and we are grateful that you have devoted your time over the weekend.
The following institutions have no representative: 1) Republic Polytechnic (RP) 2) Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) 3) Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)
As there are no teams representing the aforementioned institutions, their slots have automatically been forfeited. Thus, we have decided to increase the limit of teams per school to 3 but maintain the 22 slots pre-allocated for the Finals.
It is our pleasure to present the qualifying teams (in alphabetical order):
|School||Team Name||Points in Qualifiers|
|Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)||DLAN||86 Points|
|Nanyang Technological University (NTU)||0x0ffff5ec||204 Points|
|National University of Singapore (NUS)||Xiia0F1aGGer$||229 Points|
|Never Gonna Give||219 Points|
|Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)||Gandalf the Hacker||72 Points|
|Ultimate Novices||31 Points|
|Others||FengShui (RJC)||143 Points|
|Singapore Management University (SMU)||Whitehats||194 Points|
|Black Cats||38 Points|
|Singapore Polytechnic (SP)||小笼包||199 Points|
|Burden Overflow||162 Points|
|Singapore University of Technology and Design
|Temasek Polytechnic (TP)||Axiom||93 Points|
|Team Doughnut||52 Points|
We will be contacting the teams who have qualified separately with the details for the Finals.
Best regards,NUS Greyhats
This competition is open to all students from tertiary institutions in Singapore. Participants are required to form a team of four to take part in the competition.
Teams will then have to participate in the online qualifiers and only the top two teams from each institution (based on scores) will be selected to participate in the final competition. There will be a total of 88 students from 11 institutions competing in the final competition.
The final competition will take place on-site at NUS School of Computing Seminar Room 1.
Participants are required to bring and utilize their own laptop(s) and equipment(s) for any activity/competition.
The qualifiers for X-CTF will begin from 9th April 2016 0000 hrs until 10th April 2016 2359 hrs, lasting 48 hours in total.
More details will be released through e-mail at a later date.
So what exactly is X-CTF?
"X-CTF" stands for "Cross Varsity - Capture The Flag" competition. It is a cyber security competition organized annually where teams from the tertiary institutions are welcome to participate. The competition will be held for a duration of eight hours and each team will be given a set of challenges to solve in order to retrieve a "flag". A correct flag grants points upon submission and the team with the highest amount of points will be crowned the champion.
Rules of X-CTF
During the CTF,
Timeline of Event
|08/04/2016 (Fri)||Registration Closes|
|09/04/2016, 0000hrs (Sat)||Start of Qualifiers|
|10/04/2016, 2359hrs (Sun)||Closing of Qualifiers|
|11/04/2016 (Mon)||Announcement of Qualifiers Result|
|18/06/2016 (Sat)||X-CTF 2016|
So what happens on the actual X-CTF? Below is an overview of the entire event.
|0830hrs - 0900hrs||Registration|
|0900hrs - 0930hrs||Welcome Address and Competition Briefing|
|0930hrs - 1730hrs||X-CTF Competition*|
|1730hrs - 1800hrs||Tea Break & Networking|
|1800hrs - 1830hrs||Results Announcement & Prize Presentation|
|1830hrs||End of Programme|
1. Lunch will be catered and will be served at 1200hrs. Participants will be informed of arrival of food and are to consume it at their own discretion within the recommended safe for consumption period.
2. Venue of Competition: X-CTF is expected to be held at NUS SoC Seminar Room 1. Details may be updated periodically.
And the section you are eagerly waiting for... PRIZES!
|1st Place||Challenge Trophy + SGD $4,000 cash|
|2nd Place||SGD $2,000 cash|
|Third Place||SGD $1,000 cash|
About the Organisers
X-CTF 2016 is organised by NUS Greyhats. NUS Greyhats is a special interest group designed to spark students’ interest in information security and advance the level of security proficiency towards the aim of contributing to the growing need for cyber defenders in the government and private sectors.
NUS Greyhats is a special interest group under the School of Computing, National University of Singapore.