HSCTF, an online competition which will educate high school students across the country about computer security, runs from May 18-25, 2014. Competitors in High School Capture the Flag (or HSCTF) will learn computer science skills, and use ingenuity to discover a series of increasingly hard to find “flags” encrypted, hidden, or otherwise stored somewhere difficult to access.
While HSCTF is primarily about educating students in computer security, it will also include other computer science topics such as programming, algorithm design, and programming language design. The approach is unique in that it extends the CTF model to other areas of computer science.
HSCTF is inspired by Carnegie Mellon’s enormously successful picoCTF:
To learn more, see sample problems, and sign up to receive more information about registration, visit:
For questions, contact Jacob Edelman, HSCTF Lead Founder/Organizer at: