10 questions to answer before running a capture the flag (CTF) contest
What is CTF?
Capture the flag (CTF) contests are a way to teach people about real-world hacking and exploits in a fun environment. CTFs have been around for decades. One of the longest-running and more popular series began at the Vegas DEFCON show in 1996 and attracts thousands of participants. Since then, they have sprouted up everywhere and can be found in most cities of the world, as well as across numerous online contest websites. There are even CTFs designed for high school students.