Google’s annual CTF 2021 competition kicks off next month
Google is preparing to hold its annual “Capture The Flag” (CTF) competition next month. The Google CTF 2021 will start on Saturday July 17 and run until July 18, 2021.
CTF competitions include a set of computer security puzzles or challenges involving reverse engineering, memory corruption, cryptography, web technologies, and more. When players solve the puzzles, they get a “flag,” a secret string that can be exchanged for points. The more points a team earns, the more it rises in rank.
– Google Vulnerability Reward Program (VRP) (@GoogleVRP) June 18, 2021
The Google CTF 2021 competition will take place in two parts:
- an online CTF-jeopardy contest
- Hackceler8 – an experimental mix between CTF and speedrunning, with the top 16 teams in Google CTF competing in 4 qualifying matches and a final.
The top 3 CTF teams at risk will win prizes of $ 13,000, $ 7,000 and $ 3,000 respectively, and the top 16 teams will be invited to the other competition – Hackceler8 – where they will compete for additional prizes.
“Just like last year, the top 16 teams will qualify for our quick Hackceler8 race and the chance to win a total of $ 30,301.70 in prizes,” wrote Kristoffer Janke, Information Security Engineer, in a blog. Publish.