The International Cyber Security Center of Excellence (INCS-CoE)

The inaugural C2C (C2C 2020) will be an online event organized by Royal Holloway, University of London, on December 6th 2020 (0-24 BST)

Register interest here for
C2C 2020 (Deadline 1st October)

C2C Background

Global Capture-the-Flag

The Country-to-Country (C2C) CTF competition is a five-year plan of INCS-CoE to host cyber-security competitions in five different countries. C2C will extend past experiences and lessons learnt from the successful Cambridge2Cambridge.

Philosophy

C2C will be an exciting opportunity for students to work together as international teams to solve interesting CTF challenges, while learning new skills, socialising, and promoting international collaboration and friendship.

C2C 2020

The inaugural C2C 2020 will be an online event organized by Royal Holloway, University of London, on December 6th 2020 (0-24 BST). You can apply here to participate in C2C 2020.

Eligibility

Students should be full-time enrolled in University courses at UG/PG/PhD level. Applications will be considered from universities invited by INCS-CoE, which are currently based in the UK, USA, Japan, Israel, France and Australia.

C2C 2020: Important Dates

  • 1st October 2020 (23:59:59 BST): Deadline for students to apply
  • 4th October 2020: Notification to students [TBC]
  • 5th-9th October 2020: Registration open for accepted students [TBC]
  • 20th October 2020: Dry run
  • 6th (0 - 24 BST) December 2020: Main event

C2C 2020: Challenge Types

  • Reverse Engineering
  • Cryptography
  • Steganography
  • Scripting
  • Forensics
  • Boot2root

C2C 2020: Selection Criteria and Funding

The International C2C Committee will select up to 200 students from the received applications, with which we intend to create diverse teams for the competition. We aim to select competitors from a broad range of backgrounds, nationalities, languages, genders, experiences and cyber-security skills. We seek motivated and resourceful participants who enjoy a tough intellectual challenge in a cooperative international context -- we are not merely looking at experts who have won other hacking competitions before.

C2C 2020: Awards

Award certificates will be given to the best teams and members. Every participant will receive a participation certificate.

C2C Organizers and Contact Info

HOSTING UNIVERSITIES (5-YEAR PLAN)

UK Royal Holloway, University of London
C2C 2020 Project Lead and Host
IL Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
US Massachusetts Institute of Technology (CSAIL)
JP Keio University
AU Edith Cowan University

STEERING COMMITTEE

INCS-CoE International Cyber Security – Center of Excellence (INCS-CoE)
Edith Cowan University Edith Cowan University
George Mason University George Mason University
Keio University Keio University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (CSAIL) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (CSAIL)
Royal Holloway, University of London Royal Holloway, University of London
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
University of Cambridge University of Cambridge
University of Maryland Baltimore County University of Maryland Baltimore County

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM PROVIDER

Fifth Domain - Securing Cyber Skills Fifth Domain - Securing Cyber Skills

SPONSORS

INCS-CoE International Cyber Security – Center of Excellence (INCS-CoE)
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
Royal Holloway, University of London Royal Holloway, University of London

Contact Info

To check the eligibility of your university, or for any other related queries on C2C 2020 (e.g., sponsoring), please contact info at c2c-ctf dot org.