Fetch the Flag CTF
Take your security skills to the next level in Fetch the Flag, a 24-hour, virtual Capture the Flag competition hosted by Snyk and John Hammond — starting October 27 at 9am ET.
Hands-on hacking challenges
Learn security best practices and sharpen your skills as you exploit vulnerabilities in a series of Capture the Flag hacking challenges.
Bring your squad
Play individually or assemble a team of up to five members for Fetch the Flag.
Tackle 30+ challenges
Compete in challenges including web, binary exploitation, and more.
Come out on top
Put your security skills to the test against 1,000+ other teams.
Compete against thousands of players to win a Nintendo Switch for the top 3 winning teams, and (of course) bragging rights.
New to CTF?
Join our CTF 101 Workshop on October 18 at 11 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. EST to learn how to solve CTF challenges with live support from experts. After the workshop, you’ll be ready to participate in Fetch the Flag.
Play fetch with us
Join us for Fetch the Flag CTF on October 27 from 9:00 A.M. to October 28 at 9:00 A.M. ET, hosted by Snyk and John Hammond.
Fetch the FAQ
What is CTF?
Capture the Flag (CTF) is a competition in which teams and individuals compete to solve security challenges. The one that can collect the most flags the fastest wins the competition.
How long does this CTF last?
Fetch the Flag runs from October 27 at 9:00 A.M. ET to October 28 at 9:00 A.M. ET. You are welcome to play for as long as you’d like — whether that’s 30 minutes or 24 hours!
How do I access the CTF challenges?
We will send you an email closer to the event date with instructions on accessing the CTF platform.
Can I participate in the CTF as an individual player?
Yes, you can play the CTF individually, but teams are highly encouraged!
How do I create a team?
You will be able to create your team on the official Fetch the Flag CTF platform as we get closer to the event. Your team can have up to 5 people.
Will there be solutions provided after the CTF?
Yes! We will be sharing solutions in the weeks following the CTF.
I’m new to CTF. How do I get started?
Join our CTF 101 Workshop on October 18 to learn how to solve CTF challenges with live support from experts. You’ll learn hacking tactics that you can use during Fetch the Flag CTF on October 27.
What is Snyk?
Snyk is a developer security platform. You can use Snyk to detect vulnerabilities and possible entry points in CTF challenges, so you can uncover hidden flags faster.
Who is John Hammond?
John Hammond is a cybersecurity researcher, educator and content creator. He has 600k+ subscribers on Youtube showcasing programming tutorials, CTF video walkthroughs, malware analysis and other cybersecurity content.