Are you a high school student ready to prove your hunting, digital forensics, web application security, cryptography, and binary exploitation skills? Do you know three other students ready to do the same? Then you should enter the 2017 Blazer42 Capture the Flag Scholarship Competition for qualified high school computer science teams.

The Competition

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Thank You to Our Competition Sponsor: Palo Alto Networks

Blazer42 will use the Facebook Capture the Flag Competition framework based on the board game Risk. Each country on the map will unveil a challenge problem, with easy, medium, and expert challenges available in five topic areas. Topics will be selected from areas such as:
  • Hacking
  • Code breaking and decoding
  • Website security 
  • Database security & SQL injection attacks
  • Network traffic analysis
  • Social media 
  • Email analysis 
  • Programming

Students must bring their own laptop computers and will access a secure network during the competition.

The Details

When: February 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Who Can Compete: A team of four 11th - 12th grade students representing their high school and sponsored by a school faculty member.

Code on a computer monitor, with a student reflected in the monitor's glass. Cost: There is no registration fee. Registration includes lunch and t-shirts for team members and the team's faculty sponsor.

Registration Deadline: Registration is limited to 25 teams on a first-come, first-served basis. No teams can be added after February 10, and teams cannot register the day of the event.

Registration Requirements: Only one team per school may register. Each team must submit a completed registration form. Teams will not be able to register the day of the event. Other requirements include a team name, the name and contact information of the sponsor teacher, and the names, contact information, and grade level of the students.

Location: The Edge of Chaos, Lister Hill Library, 1700 University Blvd., 4th floor, Birmingham, AL 35294. View building and get directions on the UAB Campus Map.

Questions? For more information about the competition, contact Martha Earwood at mearwood@uab.edu.

Blazer42 Team Registration

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