What is All-Army CyberStakes?

All-Army CyberStakes is the premier Department of Defense individual, computer security, skills competition.

The competition tests a diverse array of skills including forensics, cryptography, binary exploitation, reverse engineering, and web-based exploitation. For more information on the competition and how to prepare see the Competitors page.

The competition is run annually in an online, jeopardy style, Capture-the-Flag format. This will be the 4th year that the Army Cyber Institute has hosted the event. For more information on the history of All-Army CyberStakes and the team behind the competition see the Team page.

When and Where is it?

The competition will run for 10 days, 24 April to 3 May, and will be hosted entirely online. You can compete from any location, no DTS, or special network connection required.

While the competition will be available for 10 days, you do not need to set aside the entire time to compete. This lengthy period is intended to accommodate all participants in all organizations. If you lead any organization, a Squad, a Team, a Battalion, check out the Leaders page for more information on how to incorporate this event into your training.

Who can participate?

The competition is open to any federal government employee as well as all cadets in ROTC and attending the service academies. At this time we are unable to open the competition to the general public.

When will registration open?

Registration is open now at: https://cyberstakes.acictf.com/. The competition window is 24 April - 3 May.

Where do I send my registration fee?

There are no fees whatsoever. This competition is entirely free to all participants.

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