BSides Ottawa

Capture the Flag.


Room to Be announced soon

10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday, 5 October
9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Friday, 6 October


A laptop loaded with your favorite tools is required. No restrictions on the OS. For instance a Virtual Machine with Kali installed will have more than enough to get you started. Check out

Capture the Flag (CtF) games will be hosted by the very experienced and well regarded folks at “SomeRandomName”.

There will be multiple challenges offered at all levels of difficulty and different durations. Categories include:

  • Capture the Flag 101
  • Forensics
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Network Penetration
  • Exploit Development
  • Crypto
  • and more...

  • The challenges will be of varying durations, leaving you to decide whether you want to spend the entire two days playing the first place or if you just have 30 minutes to give it a try, Either way, there will be something for everyone. First-timers should check out Capture the Flag 101. CtF staff will be in the room to provide assistance - but winning will be entirely up to you!

    Challengers can only participate onsite, live, at BSides Ottawa. There will be a CtF room available that can hold approximately 50+ people or you will be able to hook in wirelessly via the CtF wireless network. You can play solo or in teams. The challenges run all-day, both days. Advance registration required.

    There will be prizes and they are awesome.

    Test out your skills by registering now!