CSAW ’19


48 hour game

Organizers: New York University, IBM Research-Haifa, University of Haifa

23-24 October, 2019

Tel Aviv

CSAW 2019: Capture the Flag Competition

September 13-15, 2019, Tel Aviv (Qualifications)

November 6-8, 2019, Tel Aviv (In-person Finals)

This annual competition, organized by NYU, draws thousands of teams from around the world every year. The CTF is locally organized in Israel by IBM Research-Haifa and the University of Haifa. In this event, teams tackle problems in a series of real-world scenarios modeling various computer security problems. To succeed, teams must demonstrate a profound understanding of the roles and ramifications of cyber security in these situations. Because the challenges are designed to teach, CTF requires contestants to integrate concepts, develop skills, and learn to hack as they go. Finalists will compete on-site at the University of Haifa and other worldwide CSAW locations, vying for the coveted top-three place.


Qualification round:

Israel Time: 11 PM Friday, September 13 - 11 PM Sunday, September 15

Universal Start Time: 8 PM UTC, September 13 - 8PM UTC, September 15

In-person Finals:

  • September 13-15, 2019: Online Qualification Round
  • September 18-29, 2019: Enrollment and team verification for potential finalists
  • By October 13, 2019: Finalists officially announced
  • November 6-8, 2019: In-person Finals
  • Final Round, 36 hour game
  • Start 1: Wednesday, November 6, 20:00 UTC
  • Tel Aviv: 10 PM Wednesday - 10 AM Friday

Join the official discord if you have any questions! https://discord.gg/RYKDMTd

For further inquiries, please contact the organizers:

Tamir Gadot, Email: CRI@univ.haifa.ac.il ; Office Phone: +972-4-8288337 ; Office Fax: +972-4-8288181 ;