The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is pleased to announce the success of their 11th Capture The Flag (CTF) event that took place this past Saturday, October 23rd. MAGIC’s CTF events are among the largest beginner-level cybersecurity events of their kind.
“It’s very satisfying to see so many students from different countries and backgrounds come together for a common goal of furthering their commitment to cybersecurity,” says Kim Samuelson, Program Director for MAGIC. “Even though international teams took the top three spots this time, the exposure to these competitors helps prepare our own local students for success in a global industry.”
Among the local Maryland schools represented are the College of Southern Maryland, the University of Maryland College Park, the University of Maryland Global Campus, Capitol Technology University, Garrett Community College, Mother Seton Academy, McDonogh School, Carroll Christian Schools, and students from Frederick County Public Schools.
Age range of students varied from Middle / Junior High School to College.
- 79 registered students worldwide
– students from Maryland, Tennessee, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Estonia competed
- 30 registered teams
- 19,069 total available points to win
1st Place awarded to Team “ETFBL1” (Mrdjan Poletanovic, Jelena Peševski, Bojan Bulatovic, Ognjen Krunić) from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Banja Luka with 10,520 points.
2nd Place awarded to Team “over/the/m00n” (Ergo Adams) from TalTech, Estonia with 10,004 points.
3rd Place awarded to Team “etfbl-crew” (Milan Čarakovac, Dragan Jovic, Njegos Dukic, Branislav Roljic) from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Banja Luka with 9,855 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.
Our 11th Capture the Flag competition was sponsored by a grant awarded by the Rural Maryland Council as well as by the Cybersecurity Youth Apprenticeship Initiative.