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1st Annual BSides Pittsburgh Capture The Flag Event

Registration Is Closed

Be a part of the 1st ever Pittsburgh Bsides CTF!  The Pittsburgh Bsides CTF is designed to reflect real life scenarios faced by security professionals when deployed in the field.  In this offense-only event, the individual's job is to penetrate several layers of an environment and collect flags for points along the way.  Our CTF tech team consists of active security professionals with decades of experience in penetration testing.  Their experience, expertise, and know how are leveraged to create a fun CTF that is technically challenging and realistic.

There will be prizes for the top 3 participants.  In case of a tie for for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, the ranking will be determined by person taking least amount of time to capture the flags. 

The CTF will take place on June 9th at the BSides PGH Conference.  You will need to register, using the link above, prior to June 5th in order to participate.  Please reach out to with any questions.


Quick Facts:

What: 2017 Pittsburgh Bsides CTF

When: June 9th, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00 pm

Where: BSides PGH 2017 Conference (Ticket required)

Participation requirements:

  • A laptop with wireless connectivity, a SSH client, and a power adapter. Preferably a clean, non-corporate laptop with no sensitive information on it.
    • Note: Each participant will get SSH access to their own Kali Linux virtual machine in the contest environment, so there is no need to install additional tools on your system
  • 1 email address for distribution of materials

Please email questions to