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Tokyo Tech team 2nd at SECCON CTF 2018 International

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March 1, 2019

NaruseJun, Tokyo Tech's four-member team, place second at the Security Contest Capture the Flag (SECCON CTF) 2018 International, held in Tokyo on December 22 and 23.

Announcement of results
Announcement of results

Certificate presented to members of NaruseJun
Certificate presented to members of NaruseJun

Points board with NaruseJun in 2nd at 7,196 points
Points board with NaruseJun in 2nd at 7,196 points

SECCON is a cybersecurity contest that aims to uncover and nurture the best information security talents around the world. The CTF portion is a hacking contest that seeks to test out the comprehensive security skills of teams through both attack and defense perspectives. The international version of the CTF contest has been held since 2014.

The qualifications for SECCON CTF 2018 International were held online in October. Approximately 1,400 teams from over 80 countries and regions participated. NaruseJun qualified in 4th place, earning them a place in the international finals against 14 other teams. Last year, NaruseJun also finished second in the SECCON CTF – Domestic contest, where captain Kazuki Sawada was recognized with an individual award from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. All NaruseJun members are members of the Digital Creator Club traP, an official Tokyo Tech student club.

Team NaruseJun members

  • Kazuki Sawada, 4th year, Computer Science
  • Shugo Miyamoto, 4th year, Information Science
  • Yuki Ataka, 4th year, Computer Science
  • Shohei Kuroiwa, 4th year, Computer Science

After award ceremony: (from left) Sawada, Miyamoto, Ataka, Kuroiwa)

After award ceremony: (from left) Sawada, Miyamoto, Ataka, Kuroiwa)

Comments from team captain Kazuki Sawada

I am very pleased that we were able to achieve such a strong result at SECCON CTF 2018 International, one of the toughest cybersecurity competitions out there. It was the first international CTF contest for traP members, and comparing our skills with the strongest international teams was a challenging and stimulating experience.

At Tokyo Tech, my research focuses on information and communication networks, while my teammates specialize in various fields within the realm of computing. We were able to combine knowledge and skills from a variety of fields, and the results speak for themselves.

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