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What: MAGIC Capture the Flag Competition

When: Saturday, November 3 (Registration Closes on Wednesday, October 31)

Where:  UNCG Campus, Elliott University Center (EUC), Dail Room

The MAGIC Capture the Flag is an ethical hacking cybersecurity competition for entry-level participants.  UNCG will host up to five teams of four participants, who will work together to solve a series of cybersecurity puzzles in order to find hidden “flags.”  No prior experience is required, and the event is free for participants. Coaches will be available on-site to help teams on their quests. It is recommended that you bring your own laptop, though computers can be provided.

The event will be live streamed from the Elliott University Center in the Dail room on UNCG’s campus. Teams from other sites, including some international sites, will be joining in on the competition through a live stream feed.

Bryce Porter, UNCG’s Chief Information Security Officer, says of this event, “Cybersecurity issues affect everyone world-wide.  The future of a safe and secure global society in an Internet-connected world will require people who can solve cybersecurity challenges to step up and help lead the way.  The MAGIC CTF event is a terrific opportunity for UNCG students to explore their interest in this important field, and to showcase their technical and analytical capabilities in pursuit of a secure future.”

MAGIC Capture the Flag is intended to provide an entertaining means to cultivate understanding and interest in cyber security for participants. It is estimated that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021.

Take a look at these highlights from MAGIC’s 5th CTF competition.

Registration for the event is open until Monday, October 29. To see more details and to register for the event, visit the registration site.