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CSAW CTF is one of the oldest and biggest CTFs with 1216 teams with 1+ points in 2021. Designed as an entry-level, jeopardy-style CTF, this competition is for students who are trying to break into the field of security, as well as for advanced students and industry professionals who want to practice their skills.

 

CSAW CTF occurs over two rounds: a Qualifying Round in September and a Final Round in November. 

2023 competition timeline

48-hour Qualifying Round

Online:

15 September 2023, 16:00 UTC -

17 September 2023, 16:00 UTC

Finalist Notification

by 25 September 2023

36-hour Final Round

Both online and in-person, depending on the region

8 - 11 November 2023

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2023 Timeline
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winners

Congratulations to our 2023 top teams!  
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winners

Congratulations to our 2022 top teams!  
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2022 Winners
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ctf finalists

Congratulations to our 2022 finalists! 
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2022 Finalists
2021 Winners
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winners

Congratulations to our 2021 top teams!  
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Organizers

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CTF is developed and managed by the NYU OSIRIS Lab. Challenges are written and contributed by Lab members, alumni, industry friends and partners. 

Email the CTF Global Leads

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