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28 October 2013



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On Saturday 2 November, Detica’s “Special Systems” team are running a Capture the Flag event: a day of cyber security challenges and games. Anybody can sign up and take on the challenges - and each other - in pursuit of bragging rights and a mystery prize!!

If you’re interested in a career in cyber security or just want a day of technical fun, please send us an email and sign up. This is a team-based challenge for teams of 2 to 4 players. If you don’t have a team ready to play, come along anyway as teams will be created on the day. The challenges will involve breaking into vulnerable websites, cracking ciphers, forensic searches, reverse engineering and much more. No previous experience of these kinds of challenge is necessary; they are designed for computer science students who like taking things apart and seeing how they work!

This event will be held downstairs in the computer science department (room 1.11A, Merchant Venturers Building).The challenge will start at 1000hrs and finish at 1600hrs, with lunch provided by us (via Dominos Pizza). There will be members of the Special Systems team around all day to provide hints and tips on the challenges and discuss careers in cyber security and software engineering in BAE Systems Detica. At the end of the day we’ll have a debrief to congratulate the winning team and discuss solutions to your favourite (or least favourite) challenges.

Please email ctf@baesystemsdetica.com to sign up. The deadline for signing up is 30 October and we will email you back on 31 October to confirm your place and provide more details on the event and what you need to bring.

We really hope to see you there:


Please note: This event is only open to students currently enrolled at the University of Bristol.