Team Injest wins 1st Global Capture the Flag event for Women in Cyber
Nash Squared is pleased to announce the winners of our 1st Global Capture the Flag event for Women in Cyber. After 24 hours and thirteen different challenges testing the creative and technical skills of more than 80 female participants across 12 countries, we are delighted to announce that Team Injest have won, quickly followed by teams CTFemTeam01 and CTFemTeam02.
The winning team will receive an individual career empowerment session with one of our top female leaders, as well a total prize of 2.500 Euro.
Bev White says:
“Congratulations to our winning team Injest, and well done to every person who took part. It has been exciting to see how women from all over the world have been involved, and especially exciting to see people who are doing this type of challenge for the first time. Nash Squared strongly believes in attracting more women into technology, and competitions like this are a great way to open up opportunity for all. I can’t think of a better career; it is well paid, creative and has the opportunity to change the world. We need to spread the message far and wide.”
Jim Tiller, CISO at Nash Squared, adds:
“It’s been inspiring to see so many women, more than 80 from across the world, take part in this challenge. It has also been incredibly encouraging to see how quickly and effectively the teams have been solving challenges, even amongst teams with no previous cybersecurity experience. The cybersecurity world has 3.5 million job vacancies right now, and currently only around a quarter of positions are filled by women. I hope this competition plays its part in raising awareness of how opportunities in cyber security are open to all.”
About Capture the Flag
A CTF is a kind of digital escape room where teams are challenged to solve a variety of tasks ranging from a scavenger hunt on Wikipedia to basic programming exercises, to ethically hacking their way into a test server to access data. The teams are usually asked to find a specific piece of text that may be hidden on the server or behind a webpage. This goal is called the flag and this is where the name comes from.