The Tech CTF is an international Capture The Flag event aimed towards teaching computer science to our younger generation. If someone is going to make a living in defense, they have to think like the offense.
Participants will learn Cryptography, Programming, Research, and Cyber Trail. All a participant needs is a computer, patience, and problem-solving skills.
Cryptography is essential in Computer Security. Most of us encounter it every day without even knowing it. Every time someone visits a website and sees 'https' in the URL, they are on an encrypted site that ensures their connection is safe. Without cryptography, much of the important data transferred today on the web and computer network would be in plain text that would allow anyone to read traffic.
Whether someone is just being introduced to the computer security field, or already experienced, research is key. The internet is a useful gift flowing with information. From beginners to experts, they all research information to learn or check information.
People often create a trail of data while using the Internet. This includes the websites they visit, emails they send, and information they submit to online services.