Frequently Asked Questions

How to Become a Member

You can become a member by joining our Discord server and attending any workshops you find interesting. To speed up your registration process during competitions, please complete our registration form as well.

When Are Meetings

We try to hold a workshop every week, Monday 2-4 PM at E2-506. All workshop resources and practice challenges will be accessible online.

What Happens at a Meeting

When we do host a meeting, it is usually centered on a central idea or topic, such as reverse engineering. A single speaker will typically prepare slides and a demonstration of the topic, going over the fundamentals and any prerequisites. Throughout the workshop, we will take breaks to allow you to practice the new skills you learned by completing short and optional challenges to see how well you understand them (this also helps us know if we’re going too fast or too slow), such as obtaining a password from a password-protected file. Workshops are open to discussion and questions, so if you’re curious about why something happened or what key was pressed to bring up that screen, just ask!

What Is a CTF Competition

Capture The Flags, or CTFs, are a kind of computer security competition. Teams of competitors (or just individuals) are pitted against each other in a test of computer security skills.

More information can be found at CTFd’s “What’s a CTF?”.

How Can I Prepare

If you’re reading this, it means we haven’t finished our “Getting Started” page yet. In the meantime, you can look into downloading Kali Linux WSL2. All of our workshops will notify you of any prerequisites that you need and a guide on how to install them.

I’m Not a CS Major

No worries! We gladly welcome anyone interested in learning about computer security, regardless of their major. In fact, we have an economics major on our CTF team!

I Missed a Workshop

If you miss a workshop, don’t worry! All workshop resources and practice challenges will be available online, so you can catch up at your own pace. You can also join our Discord server to ask questions and get help from other members.

Topics We Cover

Our club explores a diverse array of cybersecurity topics, such as web security, reverse engineering, cryptography, forensics, and beyond. We design our workshops and events to be both informative and engaging while addressing fundamental and advanced subjects to cater to various skill levels.

Additional Questions?

For any further inquiries, feel free to reach out on our Discord server or contact us through the accounts provided at the bottom of each page.