This year, HITB GSEC CTF will be co-organized by WARGAMES.MY League from Malaysia! A Jeopardy Style CTF Competition is planned for the 29th and 30th of August alongside the conference. The competition will be hosted on-site, utilizing the WGMY Platform developed by WARGAMES.MY. A maximum of 20 teams (with no more than 3 players per team) will be competing for the grand prize over the 2 days of the game (Day 1: 10:00SGT to 18:00SGT, Day 2: 10:00SGT to 16:00SGT). The contest will be hosted in the FREE TO ACCESS CommSec area of the conference, therefore you do not need to be a paid conference delegate in order to compete.
The Jeopardy-Style HITB-WGMY GSEC CTF will use a dynamic scoring model. For starters, each team will be provided with 3 randomly given challenges. Each challenge will start at 500 points and will be dynamically adjusted by the “dynamic scoring system” based on the number of solvers. Let’s say one challenge has been solved by team A, they will get full 500 points. Then, if team B solves the same challenge, the 500 points will be shared between the two teams and resulted in 250 points on each team.
A new challenge will be randomly released for every solved challenge. If any team wants a new challenge beforehand, they need to buy it on the “Challenge Market” – prices range from full price (100 points) for unsolved challenges to half price (50 points) for solved challenges. After 3 hours of non-activity on the scoreboard, the organizer will provide one challenge randomly for free to each team. This is to prevent a stagnant game.
The game will also feature a “Hint Marketplace” where teams can trade their current points for hints. Each hint will require 50 points from the team’s total score, with all transactions considered as final and non-refundable. At the end of the competition, the team with the most points will be crowned as the winner. In case of multiple teams with equal scores, the team that reached the score earlier will ranks higher.
P/S: The CTF network will be isolated from the rest of the conference network, and we will NOT provide internet access. However, you are free to use the HITB conference wireless network or get your own dedicated internet.
We try hard to keep the competition as free and exciting as possible; however, we do require teams to adhere to a few simple rules: