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US Cyber Open
Call for CTFs

WANTED:  Experienced organizations and individuals, from across the globe, to develop Capture the Flag (CTF) challenges.

FOR:  Season 2 of the US Cyber Games® Open taking place June 30 - July 8, 2022.

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Why  Participate?

Support  the Cybersecurity Community

The US Cyber Games heads into Season 2 with new programming opportunities and a renewed focus on industry collaboration.

Our cybersecurity community is rich in creating CTF challenges, and it’s time to celebrate this. To best ensure fresh and relevant challenge content for our athletes, we’d love to showcase your work! 

Showcase  Your Work

The challenges developed from the cybersecurity community will be used during our upcoming US Cyber Open, Season 2, and in return, US Cyber Games will make a donation on your behalf to one of the previously selected nonprofits.

Additionally, creators will be acknowledged on the US Cyber Games website, promoted on social media, invited to exhibit/speak at the US Cyber Open Kick-Off Event, and provided with some US Cyber Games swag. 

Technical  Requirements

CTF  Requirements

Challenge requirements

Challenge categories

Important Dates

Hosted  vs. Non-Hosted

Hosting requirements

Hosted challenges

Non-Hosted challenges

Alignment to  NICE Framework

About the NICE Framework

Mapping your CTF to the NICE Framework

More about the NICE Framework

The CTF development application process is now closed.

Building the Global  Cybersecurity Community

Nonprofits to Receive Donations

In return for your CTF challenge development, the US Cyber Games will make a donation to one of the nonprofits listed below in your name.