Alejandro Mosquera is an online safety expert and Kaggle Grandmaster working in cybersecurity. His main research interests are Trustworthy AI and NLP. ORCID iD icon

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

AI Village Capture the Flag @ DEFCON write up

 In August 2022 I had the chance to participate in an AI-themed CTF collocated with the DEF CON 30 security (hacking) conference. This was particularly interesting since it was presented in a novel format as a Kaggle competition where the leaderboard was ranked based on the points that each of the discovered flags was providing. Despite entering the competition in its latest stage I did manage to solve all the challenges but two, therefore achieving the second best score (although my final ranking was lower due to submission times being used as tie-breakers). No one was able to find the last flag corresponding to the Crop-2 challenge until after the CTF ended.