Core Security to Host Capture the Flag Competition at Black Hat

LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2017 — Core Security today announced it will host an inaugural Capture the Flag (CTF) cyber security competition at the Black Hat conference being held in Las Vegas in July. The Core Security CTF encourages cyber security industry professionals to enhance their practical skills in a real-life environment.

“Core Security is constantly striving to support security professionals in their ever-growing challenge against today’s most complex threats spreading across their environments,” said Chris Sullivan, CISO and CTO for Core Security. “To further our mission of helping organizations manage security risks across the enterprise, we believe it is important to encourage engineers to apply their knowledge in real-world situations, similar to challenges they may face in some of today’s most complex environments.”

Core Security’s Capture the Flag is designed around a rich, fictional, yet realistic, healthcare organization: Mercy Tech Healthcare. Filled with a complete, functioning infrastructure, including novel simulated medical devices, participants will have the opportunity to engage in tactical missions involving both offensive and defensive techniques.

Core Security CTF Details
Dates: July 26th and 27th, 2017
Format: It will be an iterative head to head matchup. Two competitors will have a “mission” drawn at random, and will then have an hour to execute it. Points are awarded for finding flags along the way, speed, finesse, and pure style points. Winners will advance to a semi-final round, and then the finalists will compete head to head.
Venue: Core Security Booth #224 at Black Hat
Registration: Participation is limited. Participants should signal their interest on Twitter, tagging @coresecurity AND #CoreCTF. 
Prizes: 1st place receives a free 6 month Core Impact License

About Core Security Corporation
Core Security provides companies with the security insight they need to know who, how, and what is vulnerable in their organization. The company’s threat-aware, identity & access, network security, and vulnerability management solutions provide actionable insight and context needed to manage security risks across the enterprise. This shared insight gives customers a comprehensive view of their security posture to make better security remediation decisions. Better insight allows organizations to prioritize their efforts to protect critical assets, take action sooner to mitigate access risk, and react faster if a breach does occur.

Core Security is headquartered in the USA with offices and operations in South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. To learn more, contact Core Security at (678) 304-4500 or

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