MAGIC’s 13th Capture the Flag (CTF) event took place on Saturday, October 22 at Carroll Community College.
This was MAGIC’s first in-person CTF since 2020. Saturday’s event, which was limited to students within the United States, was one of the most challenging yet.
Outreach efforts for the competition were focused on engaging our rural communities, including Allegany College and Southern Maryland College. With generous funding received from the Rural Maryland Council, these rural students are able to participate at no cost.
“It’s wonderful to return to our in-person events,” says Kim Samuelson, Program Director for MAGIC. “It’s such a great environment where students get to interact with professionals, work together, and really get a taste of cybersecurity in action.”
The top 3 teams were all from the University of Maryland Global Campus, a regular supporter of MAGIC’s CTF competitions.
Saturday’s event also saw student participation from Century High School, Loyola Blakefield, and McDonogh School. These high school students all placed among the top 10 teams–an impressive feat in a competition with primarily college-aged students.
- 64 registered students across the United States including Maryland, Wyoming, and Tennessee
- 19 registered teams
- 27,140 total available points to win
1st Place awarded to Team “UMGC Team 2” (Aidan Bennett, Aaron Schrock, James Roy) from University of Maryland Global Campus with 12,570 points.
2nd Place awarded to Team “UMGC Team 1” (Jacob Durboaw, Jason Griffis, Noe Corral-Galvan, Randy Brongo) from University of Maryland Global Campus with 8,270 points.
3rd Place awarded to “Team UMGC Team 3” (Nikhil Austin Deo and Bradley Hirsch) from the University of Maryland Global Campus with 7,810 points.
Each participant in the Top 3 winning teams will receive gift cards in the amount of $100, $50, and $25 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places respectively.
MAGIC is a proud partnering organization of the Maryland STEM Festival. CTF 13 is sponsored by Ting Internet and Carroll Community College.