Capture the Flag (CTF) is a type of computer security competition usually designed to serve as an educational exercise to give participants experience in analyzing and exploiting security flaws. To give people more to do indoors, Chris Elbring and I developed the fully remote QUARANTINE CTF hosted by STL OWASP. The competition included 58 challenges across 6 canonical categories and lasted from Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 7:00 PM to Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 7:00 PM CDT.

Chris hosted the CTF across a few load-balanced AWS EC2 instances and did a great job securing the systems from privilege escalation. We had a large turnout and every challenged was solved by at least one person.


Thank you to CONTRAST SECURITY for sponsoring this event.