2023 eCTF

2023 Challenge

In the 2023 eCTF, teams will design and implement a key fob system for a car door lock. The system must protect the car from unauthorized entry and prevent attacks like replays and key fob cloning.

The 2023 competition will run from January 18th through April 19th with an award ceremony on April 26th.

For more information or to join the email list, reach us at ectf@mitre.org.

Important Dates

January 18: Kickoff Sponsored by Fortinet
Thank you to our Kickoff Sponsor Fortinet

The details of the competition will be announced in a welcome video and the rules will be released to all teams. Make sure you are on the competition Slack workspace to receive all documents.

February 1: Last Day to Register a Team
Registration will close on February 1, so make sure you register your team at https://forms.office.com/g/rLaXwSBpdk.
February 15: Last Day to Register a Competitor
The individual competitior registration will close on February 15, so make sure every competitior on your team has registered by then. Individuals who do not register by the deadline will be removed from the competition and ineligible for prizes. Ask your team advisor for the link to the competitor registration. All competitors under 18 must print out the Participant Agreement, have their parents sign, and email a PDF of it to ectf@mitre.org with the subject line “eCTF Participation Agreement”.
March 1: Handoff Begins
Starting March 1, teams may begin to turn in their design to the eCTF organizers for testing to move into the Attack Phase. Only teams who meet all functional requirements, have implemented non-trivial countermeasures to meet security requirements, and meet all other rules will be allowed into the Attack Phase. Make sure you’re testing your design early and often to ensure quick entry to the Attack Phase!
April 19: Scoreboard Close
At noon EST on April 19, the scoreboard will close and the scores will be finalized. All captured flags must be uploaded and their write ups documented before the scoreboard close to be counted.
April 26: Award Ceremony Sponsored by Fortinet
Thank you to our Award Ceremony Sponsor Fortinet

Competitors, organizers, and sponsors will celebrate the completion of the competition and the winners of the 2023 eCTF will be announced in a hybrid event. Top teams will be invited to attend the ceremony in-person, with travel scholarship opportunities available. More details to come.

eCTF Resources

This section will be regularly updated with the most recent competition documents as they are released. Please join the eCTF Slack workspace for live competition communications; your team advisor will have the link to add you to the space. 


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