ISSA Portland 2020 Virtual “CMD+CTRL” Capture The Flag (CTF)

Join ISSA PDX for our annual hackathon, now an entirely virtual “Capture The Flag” event! Have fun, hone your skills, and win great prizes!

About this Event

ISSA Portland is once again partnering with Security Innovation to present our most popular annual event, the CMD+CTRL Cyber Range! Compete against your peers in a contest of hacking skills in a fun, safe, simulated environment. Win fabulous prizes, recognition, and best of all gain hands-on experience!

This event is easy to start but hard to finish! Everyone from non-coders with zero hacking experience to seasoned penetration testers will learn and grow their skills. With challenges for all levels, live proctors and a wide variety of vulnerabilities, the SI and ISSA teams will make sure everyone has a productive event.

Get Ready:

Want to start improving your skills before the event? Review Security Innovation’s free Community Site for courses, resources, success stories, and access to the InstaFriends Cyber Range.

When: July 16, 2020 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM – Pacific Time Zone

Where: Completely online! Note: You will be sent an event link on July 15th, 24 hours in advance of the event start time.


ISSA Members – $10

Non-ISSA attendees – $25

Students (limited number) – Free when registering with a student email address


Prizes ranging from $50-$250 will be awarded for the highest score, runner up, and other top performers. In addition all attendees who stay through the event will have a 1 in 10 chance of winning a door prize! Register early, seating is limited! Note: You will be sent an event link on July 15th, 24 hours in advance of the event start time.

What you can expect:

Security Innovation will provide a brief orientation to the Cyber Range platform as well as an introduction to thinking like an attacker. Proctors will periodically provide “learning labs” with guidance on how to find a common vulnerabilities and execute exploits. Coaching, support, Q&A, and event guidance will be provided throughout the event via Slack and RingCentral channels. The only limit to the support is the questions you can think of!

Participation requirements:

1) An ISSA Portland Chapter Eventbrite order confirmation. An access code will be sent to you 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

2) Tech requirements – A modern browser and stable internet connection.

We’re looking forward to you joining us in a great learning experience!

If you have questions, please reach out to us at


Christopher Paidhrin

ISSA Portland Chapter President

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