Welcome to the Israeli Capture the Flag (CTF) event. This annual competition, organized by NYU, draws thousands of teams from around the world every year. In 2017, for the first time, this CTF is being locally organized in Israel by IBM and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (precise location TBD).

In this event, teams 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. Finalists will compete on-site at BGU and three more international CSAW locations, vying for the coveted top-three places.

Registration Now Open

Registration is open until 02:30pm, September 8.

CSAW'17 Qualification Competition (online):

September 3 - 8, 2017

CSAW'17 Final Competition (on-site):

November 12 - 13, 2017 at BGU

Click here for the Official Rules for the NYU HACKATHON


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Capture the Flag.



1st place team 4000 NIS
2nd place team 3000 NIS
3rd place team 2000 NIS


Students and faculty leading this CTF event.

Frequently asked questions.

Guidance and practice games to prep for CTF.