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United States Air Force Academy Team Wins Deloitte’s Second Annual Cyber Capture the Flag Challenge

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 7, 2018 — Deloitte announced today that the United State Air Force Academy team won the 2018 Cyber Capture the Flag (CTF) Challenge at the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) Rocky Mountain Cyberspace Symposium. To win, the team successfully completed challenges across several different categories including, cryptography, reverse engineering, forensics, and networking.

“Now in its second year, we were very impressed by the skills and talent of the teams involved in this year’s Capture the Flag challenge,” said David Rogers, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP and Colorado Springs leader. “The Air Force Academy did an outstanding job and we applaud their work and encourage this team, along with all of today’s participants, to continue to pursue a career in cyber. Whether it is working in the federal government, military, a civilian agency or private sector – their skills are needed.”

The daylong competition took place March 7, 2018. This is the Deloitte’s second annual CTF challenge at the Cyberspace Symposium.

A cyber capture the flag challenge is a competition that serves as a learning platform for students, professionals and anyone interested in cybersecurity. The competition is designed to help sharpen cybersecurity skills and provide hands-on learning and networking opportunities for participants.

Deloitte’s CTF is built on its own “Hackazon” portal, created by Deloitte Netherlands firm. The Hackazon portal is a proprietary platform, developed within Deloitte, that is being used as a training and development tool for clients, in addition to hosting STEM hackathon challenges.

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Megan Doern
Public Relations
Deloitte Services LP
+1 571 858 1990

Learn more about Deloitte's Cybersecurity Capture the Flag training.

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