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Trend Micro to Host Annual CTF Competition on Cyber Security

Trend Micro Incorporated announced it will host Trend Micro CTF 2017 – Raimund Genes Cup, the third annual Capture the Flag (CTF) cyber security competition. Trend Micro CTF targets young professionals in the cyber security industry to enhance their practical skills in areas such as cyber crimes, targeted attacks, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS).

“Our goal is to support and strengthen the skillset of professionals entering the industry to better prepare and protect against today’s most pressing threats,” said Eva Chen, CEO for Trend Micro. “To accomplish our mission of making the digital world safer for everyone, we must support engineers in developing and stretching their cyber security knowledge in these specific, relevant areas.”

The competition comprises an online qualifying event and finals held in Tokyo, Japan. The online qualifier is in a “Jeopardy” format, challenging players to solve challenges in various categories, such as SCADA, IoT and targeted attacks. The top ten teams from the online qualifier will advance to compete in the final, which will be played with a combination of “attack and defense” and Jeopardy formats. The final winning team will be awarded JPY 1,000,000 (approximately US$8,700), Zero Day Initiative Rewards Program1 points, and automatic qualification for HITCON CTF 2017 Final to be held in Taipei, Taiwan.

Trend Micro CTF 2017 – Raimund Genes Cup – Online Qualifier
Dates: June 24-25, 2017 (Game starts at 12:00 a.m. ET, June 24, 2017)
Requirements: Participants must be at least 20 years old
Format: Jeopardy
Venue: Online
Team registration: May 23-June 25, 2017

Trend Micro CTF 2017 – Raimund Genes Cup – The Final
Dates: November 11-12, 2017 (JST)
Requirements: The top ten teams from the online event will qualify and receive travel support for attending the finals. Additionally, winners from Egypt National CTF will compete. Each team may have a maximum of four players.
Format: A combination of Attack and Defense and Jeopardy
Venue: BELLESALLE Nishi Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan


  • First Place Team:

JPY1,000,000 (approximately US$8,700) per team
15,000 Zero Day Initiative Rewards Program points per player (these points result in eligibility for benefits, including a one-time bonus of US$2,000)
Automatic qualification for HITCON CTF 2017 Final to be held in Taipei, Taiwan

  • Second Place Team:

JPY300,000 (approximately US$2,600) per team
Third Place Team:
JPY200,000 (approximately US$1,700) per team

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