Formats

SecTalks events are currently held in three formats.

#1. Talk & long CTF

  1. Presentation on a technical IT security topic for 15 to 25 minutes
  2. Q&A for 5 to 10 minutes
  3. Title, description, & rules of engagements of the CTF will be presented
  4. Participants names are taken
  5. Participants will be randomly grouped to a team

Teams have time until the next meetup to solve the CTF and submit the flag. The winning team will also go through their solution in an informal presentation.

#2. Talk & short CTF

  1. Presentation on a technical IT security topic for 15 to 25 minutes
  2. Q&A for 5 to 10 minutes
  3. Title, description, & rules of engagements of the CTF will be presented
  4. Participants names are taken
  5. Participants will be randomly group to a team

Teams have 60 minutes to solve the CTF. The winning team will talk through their solution in the same session.

#3. Ninja night

There is no presentation at a Ninja Night. This is a session where you show off your ninja skills. A typical evenning goes like this, we rock-up at a pub (or any other venue), grab some beers, write our name down, get randomly assigned to a team, CTF challenge is presented to all the teams, we start doing cool shit and drink more beers. The objective is to solve the CTF in 60 minutes and the first team who solves the challenge will be a winner and will present their way through the challenge in the same session.

FAQ

Who creates a CTF?

The SecTalks CTFs are crowd sourced. This means the previously winning team has the opportunity to create the next CTF. This makes CTFs quite fun and keeps them evolving over time.

How do I randomly generate teams?

Use your imagination & remember your childhood games! There is also a python script that you can use to generate random teams and a countdown script to display the time.

What if a team becomes so strong?

Find out who has experience playing CTF before, put them in a separate teams as a team lead.