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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Junior InCTF: India's First High School Hacking Competition

What is Junior InCTF?

Having realized the dire need for such a training culture in India, Amrita University is organizing Junior InCTF an online Capture the Flag style contest specifically designed to introduce cyber security awareness and training in high school students. It is a simplified version of InCTF, Indian Capture The Flag, a national level ethical hacking contest that Amrita university hosts every year, for promoting cyber security awareness and training for college students in India. Now with Junior InCTF, we are pushing the boundaries of conventional wisdom by taking up students in 9th, 10th, Plus One and Plus two, and giving them career changing experience and exposure in a field filled with opportunities. Considering the ubiquitous nature of the field and the need for knowledge in cyber security a requirement in just about any profession, the contest will be useful to all students.

Any student studying in India in Class IX to XII


Atmost two verified  students are allowed to form a team to participate in the contest.
Students in a team must belong to the same school. Even a single student team can participate.

A team should have a mentor (teacher/guide/principal) from the same school.

How to Prepare
Registration for the contest can be done online at, junior.inctf.in and will be open till 1st of November. There will be a set of challenges which the students need to solve during the course of the contest. All the necessary training material required to solve the challenges will also be provided to them. At the end of 2 months, the top performing 40 students will be short listed for a fully sponsored week long workshop aimed at further enhancing their cyber security skills. Attendees will be introduced to fundamental topics of computer security such as computer forensics, web application security, cryptography and Python programming. During the course of the workshop, the winners of Junior InCTF will get a variety of prizes such as laptops, tablet computers, mobile phones, Raspberry Pis and top computer security books. The university has already conducted 2 editions of the workshop in December 2014 and May 2015 and plans to conduct more such workshops for school students in future

Timeline: October 1 - November 30, 2015

For further details and registration click here

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