Engage your team with a CTF competition!

With the help of our platform you can organize your own Capture The Flag competitions for your developers.

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What is a CTF?

Capture The Flag events usually consist of a series of security challenges that require developers to utilize different skill sets in order to solve them, either individually or in teams.

Once a challenge is successfully solved, a “flag” is given to the players, which they can submit to the CTF server to earn points. Whoever secures the highest score is the winner.

How can we help?

Set up a self-served CTF in just a few minutes! You can choose from a pool of 150+ Avatao challenges, ranging from beginner to advanced, which are suitable for CTFs. It’s up to you whether you’d like to organize an individual or team CTF, whether you’d like to give prizes for the winners, and how long you’d like your competition to last (from 2 hours to one week). We also help you advertise the event with our custom communication template.

Why should you host a CTF event?

  • CTFs enable your developers to participate in an engaging and entertaining training
  • They lead to better learning results and better understanding of cybersecurity
  • They can help you identify your Security Champions
  • Capture The Flag competitions are great for team building too!

What our customers think about Avatao’s CTFs

Using the Avatao platform, CircleCI successfully organized a remote Capture The Flag competition for their team during the pandemic.

Find out in their blog post how they tackled the challenges, what exercises they selected, and what their developers thought about the experience.

Moving our Capture the Flag online – a guide to remote security training

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Frequently asked questions

How does the scoring work in team-based CTFs?

Team members can solve the exercises simultaneously, but only the score that is submitted first will be saved by the platform. They can work on it together or separately, but even if only one team member solves the exercise, the team will still get the score.

What are the pros/cons of team-based and individual CTFs?

The team-based feature is mostly used for team-building purposes, since you cannot identify individual performance. If you are organising these events in order to identify your security champions, then an individual-based CTF is a better choice.

Are hints available during CTFs?

Hints are disabled by default to keep the competitive spirit up. However, you can decide to allow them if you’d like.

Do users have access to the CTF after the event is over?

That’s up to you. If you’d like your developers to continue to train on challenges after the event ends, you can enable that.

Get started with planning your CTF!

Reach out to us and learn more about how we can help your team set up the self-served competition.