InCTF – India’s first CTF style Ethical Hacking contest



Amrita University & TIFAC CORE in association with VeriSign proudly present InCTF’10, India’s First National “Capture the Flag” Style Ethical HACKING contest.

InCTF’10 is from February to March 2010 and is focused exclusively on promoting Cyber Security among the student community. You can participate from your own university and no travel is required. No prior exposure or experience in cyber security needed to participate.


  • Familiarity with any programming language.
  • Working knowledge of any GNU/Linux OS is highly desirable but not necessary

Learn essential skills as you participate!!

What you need to do?

(a) Form a team (max five members from your college)
(b) Approach a faculty/mentor and request him/her to mentor your team
(c) Register online at
(d) Send a demand draft for and amount of Rs. 150/- per team to the address mentioned.

Hurry! You can participate as soon as your complete the registration. LAST DATE Feb 28th!
Exciting prizes to be won:
1st Prize Rs. 40000/-
2nd Prize Rs. 30,000/-
3rd Prize Rs. 20,000/-

Special Prizes

(a) Top 30 teams get CASH prize and Certificates of merit
(b) Faculty mentors of top 5 teams get special prizes
(c) College with the winning team will be awarded a “Champion University” award

(d) Winning teams will be considered to participate in an internship program at VeriSign for the next cycle which starts in July 2010
Here is your chance to win bragging rights to be called “India’s No.1 Ethical Hacking Team!!

It’s simple Register, Learn, Hack!

More details visit us online at

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Event Sponsor : Verisign | Media Partner: InfoSecurity | Publicity: Event Poster

10 comments on “InCTF – India’s first CTF style Ethical Hacking contest

    • It’s more of an *ethical* hacking contest following CTF’s conducted internationally like CIPHER, HARCTF etc. It is to promote *security* among the student body. You can get started on the resources @ the site . Also, once you have registered, we have a group where we will guide you through discussions.

  1. Also, I know very little about computers. I know basic Linux ls, cd, rm etc. Is this enough?
    Would you be helping out during the contest??

    • The first round questions will be sent to you as soon as we receive your DD of Rs.150 Please check for more details.
      The registration fee of 150 we are asking is peanuts compared to what security conferences . ask (Rs.25000/-). Our only aim is to generate awareness about Cyber Security among the student body in India

  2. we can participate from our own university and no travel is required huh………………which means we don’t want to come there to attend the contest huh………

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