According to cybersecurityventures.com, despite the high demand for new talent in the cybersecurity field, there are currently not enough cyber professionals to fill this need (Morgan, 2019, p. 1). To generate new cyber talent, the Ohio Cyber Range organization utilizes its in-house software application to host regional Capture the Flag (CTF) events—exciting, cyber-themed competitions that help inform and spur interest in cybersecurity. Our project, UC CTF, takes that existing application and greatly expands upon it. UC CTF features a completely redesigned application site, enhanced functionality and quality-of-life improvements for site administrators, and a brand new question repository of fun cyber challenges for CTF players—from beginner to expert and everything in between. UC CTF greatly improves upon the capabilities of the original application, allows for players of all skill levels to engage in an exciting CTF environment, and helps to develop new talent in cybersecurity.
Members: Devaughn Penn, Sydney Gleckler, Taylor Reilly
Advisor: Ryan Moore