SANS Middle East CTF

Solve Problems, Compete, Practice, Learn and Have Fun

This virtual tournament will host hundreds of players from all across the Middle East.

Dates: May 31st - June 1st

Start Time: 8:00 am AST (Open for 48 hours)

The challenges in this free CTF are perfect for practitioners at the foundation and intermediate skill level and use real-world scenarios, testing their skills across a wide spectrum of cybersecurity disciplines in a fun and competitive environment.

Are you the regions’ best Cyber Warrior? Test your skills against your peers during this one and only regional Middle East CTF which SANS has set up in light of GISEC! If you’re keen on learning more about running your own CTF, don’t hesitate to visit us at GISEC at stand SS1-C14.

I really enjoyed the challenges and the “real-life” aspect of the CTF. I am very much looking forward to the next SANS CTF tournament!” – CTF player from UBS Switzerland


Who Can Play?

Anyone with a good foundation of cybersecurity knowledge will be able to take part. If you’re just getting started in cyber or if you’re a more seasoned pro, there is something for you to enjoy.


Looking for a Tournament of your own?

Are you looking to play a CTF or Cyber Range within your own organization? Select a private cyber range experience for your team to assess or advance their skills to meet the unique needs of your organization. SANS will help you to:

  • Define Learning Objectives
  • Develop Scorecards
  • Configure Content & Platform


Rules of Engagement

  • The CTF is capped at 500 players.
  • Every individual who wishes to take part must register. These challenges are designed for individual players rather than teams.
  • Please share this page with your colleagues or friends if they would like to join.
  • Only register if you can absolutely 100% participate. These CTFs are great fun, challenging and places go fast.
  • Signing up for this CTF can only be done by creating a SANS Account. A week before the CTF, you will receive an email confirming your participation and you will be able to finalize your CTF participation through the SANS Account Portal.
  • Please feel free to share the CTF with your colleagues if you're looking to play with your team. 
  • Have fun!