UMDCTF 2019 is the third annual cybersecurity competition event created and hosted by students in the cybersecurity club at University of Maryland, College Park. Teams of 5 will compete side-by-side in various challenges created by UMD students in the cybersecurity club that will test their speed, knowledge, and skill in various areas of cybersecurity. Challenges are solved when users find the “flag”, a string of text which gives them points proportional to the difficulty of the challenge.

Registration is free, and lunch will be provided. Top teams will receive prizes and be recognized at the event.


Many challenges from past UMDCTFs are available for practice:

We highly recommend teams practice old challenges to prepare for UMDCTF 2019!

When and where

UMDCTF 2019 will take place on April 6th from 10am - 5:30pm EDT in ESJ 0224 at the University of Maryland, College Park.


Registration is now closed. Good luck to all of the competitors, and we will see you on the 6th!


Comments? Questions?