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Flag Runner Hackathon

Hosted by Cyber Security Works, this hackathon is for students and budding professionals in the field of cybersecurity. A 24-hour challenge set up aimed to bring students, professionals, and cybersecurity enthusiasts with various skillsets together and to encourage them to embrace their talent by participating and exploring new challenges.

Hackathon Format


Round one - qualifier 

1 coding task. Participating aspirants should know to code using Python

Round two- qualifier 

2 boot-to-root tasks in CTF format. The hackers will have 2 flags to capture

Final hackathon 

Boot-to-root tasks in CTF format. 


Reward system: 

Winner - cash prize 40,000INR

Runner - cash prize 10,000INR

Exemplary performers will stand a chance to work/intern with CSW



Open registrations: March 10, 2021 

Close registrations: March 31, 2021

Round one qualifier: April 01, 2021

Round two qualifier: April 02, 2021

Results: April 03, 2021

Final hackathon: April 05, 2021

Submission date: April 06, 2021

Results: April 08, 2021


General Instructions

  • Every participant is expected to send a report to the task mentors/jury upon completion of the task
  • Internal sharing of the flags among teams is strictly prohibited
  • The teams will be graded for their tasks only after all the team members like and follow CSW on all social media platforms (Linkedin Facebook Twitter Instagram)
  • The candidates shall discuss the tasks with the mentors only through the appropriate channels assigned in Discord and shall not attempt to establish any other external channel of communication
  • All teams to submit their final reports in PDF format here
  • Task mentors/jury’s decision will be final.


Who can participate in this hackathon?

Any student pursuing MCA/BCA, computer science and engineering, professional, security enthusiasts, etc enrolled in an undergraduate, or graduate program can participate. Good news? There is no prior experience necessary. 

How does this work?​

The candidate registers for the event and takes part in two qualifier rounds. The final hackathon will be a 24-hour challenge set up, the winner of which will be announced on 08 April 2021 

Do I need a team?

No, individuals can participate in the tasks. 

How do I register? 

To participate you will need to fill out the registration form with all necessary details. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email from CSW. 

What are the steps ahead? 

All registering candidates will take up the qualifier round as set by CSW. We will shortlist the candidates that will make it to the final round. 

  • Event TypeHackathon
  • TitleFlag Runner Hackathon
  • DateApril 01, 2021
  • Time8 AM IST
  • Duration24 Hours
  • OrganizerCSW