Würth Phoenix Capture the Flag 2022
The first Capture the Flag in South Tyrol,
an event we dedicated to young cyber security enthusiasts.
On 26th of November 2022, the WP CTF challenge took place at the Würth Phoenix headquarters in Bolzano. The cyber competition had been presented at different universities to attract students interested in cyber security. The aim of the challenge was to find software vulnerabilities and collect all the hidden "flags".
It was a new approach to teach students, spark their curiosity and encourage fun. An initiative launched in collaboration with the universitites of Bolzano, Trento and Verona, to make talents of tomorrow recognise and aware of how to deal with fraud, extortion and data theft - an issue that affects every single one of us, not only companies.
The eight-hour competition began early in the morning at 9.00 AM, after every participant was welcomed with a goodie bag filled with gadgets and material from our sponsors - Icinga, Loacker, Longo, Volksbank and Würth.
At the end of the challenge, at 5.00 PM, the three teams who found most hidden flags in the shortest time had won. The third place won a price of € 500,-, the second € 1.000,- and the first won €2.000,-.
The event ended with smiling faces and lots of enthusiasm. The students said to be happy to have enriched their knowledge through this experience, to have gotten in such a close contact with the company and made connections for future internships and work opportunities.
See you on the next edition!