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Cyber events to demonstrate your skills

MCA Competition

MITRE Cyber Academy hosts yearly cyber competitions which allow teams to compete against each other in different hacking challenges. Below is a list of our past and upcoming competitions.

Current Competitions

MITRE Embedded CTF (eCTF) 2017

This unique attack-and-defend CTF focuses specifically on embedded system security!

More details are found here.


MITRE STEM CTF: Cyber Challenge 2017

In support of STEM outreach, MITRE and our partners are hosting the seventh annual national Capture the Flag (CTF) competition.

This CTF competition aims to encourage and promote interest in cybersecurity. United States-based High school and undergraduate college students will have the opportunity to compete in cybersecurity challenges to gain real-life experience and win national coverage to make a huge impact on our cyber talent pipelines.

Notable industry and academic experts have partnered together to design rigorous challenges for students to solve. Participating in teams of four or five, students will gain valuable experience, skills and tools throughout this nationwide competition.

Start: September 15, 2017 3PM EDT.

End: September 16, 2017 3PM EDT.

Registration for teams and individuals will be available June 1, 2017.

Rules: are found here.

While this competition is open to professional and government participants as part of cyber training, only eligible high school and college teams will be considered for winning prizes, scholarships and internships. Participation in a MITRE or Industry partner cyber internship program is subject to an interviewing process and based on current business needs.


Past Competitions

September 2016: MITRE hosted a 24 hour Capture the Flag competition in conjunction with (ISC)² which drew over 200 high school, college, and professional teams. If you wish to see a static snapshot of the scoreboards from the end of the competition, there is one available here.

MITRE Collegiate Embedded-CTF (eCTF) 2016: An attack-and-defend exercise for designing secure embedded systems. This competition ran from January to April. Learn more here. A static snapshot of the scoreboard at the end of the competition is available here.

September 2015: MITRE hosted a two-day, 24 hour Capture the Flag competition in conjunction with (ISC)² which drew over 50 high school and college teams. A static snapshot of the scoreboards at the end of the competition is available for both the college and high school levels. Challenges can be downloaded from our 2015 ctf game repository. A video overview can be found on the MITRE CTF YouTube.

August 2014: MITRE hosted a 24 hour Capture the Flag competition in conjunction with (ISC)² which drew over 50 high school and college teams. If you wish to see a static snapshot of the scoreboards from the end of the competition, there is one available for both the college and high school levels. Challenges can be downloaded from our 2014 ctf game repository. A video overview can be found on the MITRE CTF YouTube.

July 2013: MITRE hosted a 24 hour Capture the Flag competition that drew over 50 college and high school teams. Challenges can be downloaded from our 2013 ctf game repository.

April 2013: MITRE hosted a high school cyber club competition.

June 2012: MITRE hosted a two-day Capture the Flag competition that drew 50 college and high school teams from across the country.