Capture the Flag

Capture the Flag CTF Time 2014-2019

CTF Time Logo [Ref: 7]

CTF Time 2014

PositionIRL Pos’nTeamPointsEvents
10281Packet_Monkeys8.176 
CTF Time Ireland Rankings 2014 [Ref: 1]

CTF Time 2015

PositionIRL Pos’nTeamPointsEvents
6441FireBreathingDublinDuckies12.869 
38052Packet_Monkeys1.010 
CTF Time Ireland Rankings 2015 [Ref: 2]

CTF Time 2016

PositionIRL Pos’nTeamPointsEvents
26051spid3rs2.927 
30032Bitbucket2.495 
49013ZeroDaysCTF1.118 
89384Kerfuffle0.152 
95295LizardSquid0.096 
125276Hostbusters0.000 
CTF Time Ireland Rankings 2016 [Ref: 3]

CTF Time 2017

PositionIRL Pos’nTeamPointsEvents
5441HakureiSec22.7142
9102PineapplePizza15.3255
11013Trinity CTF13.19710
15894Pineapple Pizza7.4804
353050DaysSober2.0011
42166ITBHackerSec1.4071
69987LizardSquid0.3541
CTF Time Ireland Rankings 2017 [Ref: 4]

CTF Time 2018

Worldwide PosIreland PosNamePointsEvents
21351TrinityCTF8.4534
32282Raptorz5.0181
58533DemonDance2.0312
77104Quantum Leap1.1953
105755potatos0.6261
139656irish_3l!te0.2291
152707Team Harambe0.1421
CTF Time Ireland Rankings 2018 [Ref: 5]

CTF Time 2019

Wordwide PosIreland PosNamePointsEvents
7791WFTC33.2648
29462Pineapple Pizza8.0111
33093echo $man6.9121
48824Raptorz4.0971
83305ZeroDaysFun1.7721
183206potatos0.2371
CTF Time Ireland Rankings 2019 [Ref: 6]

Report

There has been a different Irish Team ranked top in Ireland since 2014. Packet_Monkeys in 2014, FireBreathingDublinDuckies in 2015, spid3rs in 2016, HakureiSec in 2017, TrinityCTF in 2018, and WFTC in 2019.

The Highest Worldwide Position ever by an Irish Team in the End-of-Year Rankings is 554 for HakureiSec in 2017 with 22.714 Points. The Highest Overall Total was WFTC in 2019, with 33.264 Points.

About

Capture the Flag is Information Security Competitions, a kind of Sport for Computer Combat.

There are three common types of CTF Competitions: Jeopardy, Attack-Defense, and Mixed.

Jeopardy Competitions have a number of Tasks (questions) such as Web, Forensic, Crypto or Binary. Teams gain points for completed tasks, the harder the task, the more points.

Attack-Defense is another scenario, whereby teams have their own network (or only one host) with vulnerable services. Teams have a time limit for developing services and developing exploits. Then the organisers connect the competitors and the Wargame starts. Points are gained for Defense (protecting own services) and Attack (hacking opponents services).

Mixed employ both Jeopardy and Attack-Defense scenarios.

Capture the Flag games touch on a number of different aspects of information security, such as Cryptography, Stego, Binary Analysis, Reverse Engineering and Mobile Security.

References

Websites

[1] CTF Time (2017) Ireland 2014 [Internet] Available from: https://ctftime.org/stats/2014/IE [Accessed 13 November 2017]

[2] CTF Time (2017) Ireland 2015 [Internet] Available from: https://ctftime.org/stats/2015/IE [Accessed 13 November 2017]

[3] CTF Time (2017) Ireland 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://ctftime.org/stats/2016/IE [Accessed 13 November 2017]

[4] CTF Time (2017) Ireland 2017 [Internet] Available from: https://ctftime.org/stats/2017/IE [Accessed 13 November 2017]

[5] CTF Time (2017) Ireland 2018 [Internet] Available from: https://ctftime.org/stats/2018/IE [Accessed 9 March 2020]

[6] CTF Time (2017) Ireland 2019 [Internet] Available from: https://ctftime.org/stats/2019/IE [Accessed 9 March 2020]

[7] CTF Time (2017) What is CTF? [Internet] Available from: https://ctftime.org/ctf-wtf/ [Accessed 9 March 2020]

Images

[8] CTF Time (2017) CTF Time Logo [Internet] Available from: https://ctftime.org/static/images/CTFTIME-flat-logo-true.png [Accessed 28 November 2017]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Eoin O’Fearghaill, Grant Farrell & John Morahan.

About this document

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 18 January 2019

(c) Copyright Enda Mulcahy and Eirball 2019

You may quote this document in part provided that proper acknowledgement is given to the authors. All Rights Resereved.

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