What is it?
Cybersecurity is a rapidly expanding field in IT that deals with protecting computer systems including the hardware, software, data storage, and network. Capture The Flag (CTF) competitions have become highly useful in educating students on important concepts in the attack and defense of computer systems.
TSA's Cybersecurity competition is a CTF competition and is offered to 2018–2019 affiliated high school chapters.
Who can participate?
To prepare for the
2019 National TSA Conference
in the Washington, D.C area, TSA chapters may register teams to compete virtually against other TSA chapters using CTFd, an open source CTF framework. Chapters will be able to track their progress/scores via an on-line scoreboard.
There is no state-level Cybersecurity competition offered in 2019. TSA intends to offer the Cybersecurity event at the state level in 2020.