An attack-and-defend exercise for designing secure embedded systems.

Learn about the MITRE Embedded System CTF

Collegiate eCTF 2017


MITRE's 2nd collegiate eCTF (embedded capture-the-flag) is an embedded security competition that puts participants through the experience of trying to create a secure system and then learning from their mistakes. The main target is a real physical embedded device, which opens the scope of the challenge to include physical/proximal access attacks. As a pilot competition, participation in this event is invitation only. If you're interested in participating in eCTF events, please contact us at

References for Participants


2017.01.18:  Start eCTF
2017.03.01:  System handoff. Secure designs are due
2017.04.14:  Competition concludes
2017.04.20:  Award ceremony and debrief



Past competitions

Collegiate eCTF 2016