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red team competition

The Red Team Competition is designed for high-school students and occurs over two rounds, with an online Qualifying Round in September and in-person Final round in November. 

The Qualification Round runs as a jeopardy-style CTF. Challenges are designed to encourage learning and skill-building in the areas of reversing, web security, forensics, crypto and pwning.


During in-person Finals in November, teams will be tasked with investigating and unraveling a conspiracy using all of the techniques from the Qualification Round, as well as their own sleuthing skills. Students will need to identify and exploit resources associated with the target in real time in order to progress.

competition timeline

Online Qualifying Round:

18 September 2020, 20:00 UTC -

27 September 2020, 20:00 UTC

Finalist Notification:

by 2 October 2020

Final On-Site Competition:

5 - 7 November 2020

participating regions





rules & submission guidelines


competition organizers, challenge writers & judges

The Red Team Competition is developed and managed by the NYU OSIRIS Lab. Challenges are written by members of the Lab, alumni, industry friends and partners. 

Email the RED Global Leads

2019 initial evidence & challenge map

2019 winners & finalists