Welcome to Slug Security

Welcome to Slug Security, the UC Santa Cruz cybersecurity club! We offer a fun and inclusive environment for anyone interested in hacking, cybersecurity, or programming. Whether you're an experienced hacker or just starting to learn coding, we welcome students from all backgrounds and proficiency levels to join us. Join us for workshops, talks, and competitions, and explore the exciting world of cybersecurity.

Meeting Times and Locations

We try to hold a workshop, TBD for Winter 2024 Quarter. All workshop resources and practice challenges will be available online. Any updates regarding meeting times and locations will be posted on our Discord server and other social media platforms which can be found at the bottom of the page.

Recent Posts


Slug Security Debuts 2nd Place in eCTF 2023

In our first year of participation, Slug Security has secured 2nd place in MITRE’s 2023 Embedded Capture the Flag competition! Our team, representing the University of California, Santa Cruz, consisting of 10 students, was advised by Alvaro A. Cardenas. With what we learned from this year, we are excited to continue our participation in the comp...

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UCSC Wins 3rd Place in Codebreaker 2022

Following the academic tradition of participating in the National Security Agency’s Codebreaker Challenge, Slug Security is proud to announce that we have won 3rd place in the 2022 Codebreaker Challenge. This is the third year in a row that UC Santa Cruz has placed in the top 10. We are very proud of our team’s accomplishments, and we look forwa...

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UCSC Places 9th at CyberForce 2022

Slug Security is thrilled to share that UC Santa Cruz secured 9th place out of 170 teams in the 2022 CyberForce Competition. This marks the second consecutive year that UCSC has ranked in the top 10 in the Department of Energy’s CyberForce Competition. We want to congratulate the 3 teams that represented us this year, “Slug Sec”, “Bing Chilling”...

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