Rules and Regulations
- Trend Micro CTF Asia Pacific & Japan 2015 Final takes place at Bellesalle Nishi-Shinjuku on November 21 and 22, 2015.
- Participants must be resident in Asia Pacific and Japan countries and regions (see website for more details) and aged over 20.
- Top ten teams from the Online Qualifier that took place on September 26 and 27, 2015, are eligible for the final.
- You are not allowed to change team leader from the online qualifier.
- You are not allowed to transfer the rights to participate in the final.
- If we find a team with a different team leader or fielding ineligible member, the team will be disqualified from the event.
- Duration of the competition is 13:30-19:30 (November 21, 2015) and 9:30-15:30 (November 22, 2015) JST.
- The team with more points than others at the end of the event will be crowned the Trend Micro CTF Asia Pacific & Japan 2015 winner.
- If multiple teams are level on points, a team that reached the points first will be ranked higher.
- There are two types of ‘points’ - ‘Defense Points’ and ‘Challenge Points’.
Attack and defense
- Attack and defense competition is carried out by using target servers.
- You must write a ‘flag’, which is assigned uniquely to each team, to the designated area on the server you have taken control.
- You will be awarded ‘Defense Points’ if the flag you wrote is still present in the designated area on the server.
- The flag will be checked every 5 minutes, and Defense Points will be awarded each time accordingly. Defense Points are maximum 10 points each time.
- Once you solved a challenge, you will find a flag.
- You must write it down and submit it to the ‘Flag Submission’ desk at the back of the room.
- Challenge Points are 100 points per challenge.
- Any activities or actions that would interfere, obstruct, or disturb other teams, participants, or event organisers.
- Any activities or actions that would peep into other teams, participants, and event organsiers
- Any activities or actions that would provide/distribute a challenge, hint, clue or answer to anyone other than your own registered team members
- Any activities or actions that would seek for or receive a challenge, hint, clue, or answer from anyone other than your own registered team members. A hint or clue provided by event organisers to all participants would be acceptable.
- Any activities or actions that would excessively increase the overhead or load on event network and servers. We don’t have servers and challenges that would require brute-force.
- Any activities or actions to enter restricted areas such as where servers are located.
- Participating in multiple teams.
- Non-registered members attending, participating or contributing to the event.
- Attacking event network and systems that are not explicitly permitted to do so.
- Attacking other team’s devices. However, actions to defend the server you occupied from other teams are permitted.
- Any activities to alter or modify network and system settings that are not explicitly permitted to do so.
- Any activities or actions to connect event network to any other networks including internet.
- Any activities or actions to harass or offend other teams, participants, and event organisers.
- Drinking and smoking within the premises.
- Using a power strip, network cable, and any other equipment that are not assigned to you. Only one PC can be connected to one network cable.
- Any other activities or actions that would interfere, obstruct, or disturb overall operation of the event.
- If we find prohibited actions or activities, your team will be penalised by either point deduction or disqualification from the event, at event organiser’s discretion, depending on severity.