Trend Micro CTF 2018

Raimund Genes Cup

// ONLINE QUALIFIER / SEPTEMBER 15 - 16, 2018 //
FINAL / DECEMBER 15 - 16, 2018 / Tokyo, Japan //

Our Fourth Annual CTF Cyber Competition is a global knowledge-based challenge to create a safer
digital world

Register your team for the online qualifier and you could compete in the
final competition for the JPY 1,000,000 prize and more
(approximately USD 9,000).

Test your knowledge and skills in targeted attacks, Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Control Systems (ICS), and other cybersecurity issues.

The competition is comprised of an online qualifying event and finals held in Tokyo, Japan in December 2018.

The online qualifier is in a “Jeopardy” format — players solve challenges in various cybersecurity categories. The top ten teams from the online qualifier will advance to compete in the final to be played with a combination of “attack and defense” and “Jeopardy” formats.

1     challenge_categories = [

2          'CYBERCRIME',

3          'TARGETED_ATTACKS',


5          'SCADA',

6          'IoT',

7          'OSINT'

8     = ]

// Challenge categories may change without advance notice


The top three teams will claim the following prizes after the final event hosted in Tokyo:


JPY 1,000,000 (approx. USD 9,000) for the winning team

  • ZDI Reward Points 15,000 points per player (equivalent of ZDI Bronze) for each member of the winning team, including a USD 2,000 one-time monetary bonus.



JPY 300,000 (approx. USD 2,600)


JPY 200,000 (approx. USD 1,800)


Online Qualifier

Program: “Jeopardy” Style

Dates: September 15 – 16, 2018
Duration: 24 hours
Start Time: 13:00 (JST) September 15, 2018
End Time: 13:00 (JST) September 16, 2018
Language: English
Venue: Online (requires internet connection)
Requirements: Must be over 20 years of age to participate

Program: Attack and Defense
“Jeopardy” Style

Dates: December 15 - 16, 2018
Language: English (with Japanese support)
Venue: CIRQ – Tokyo, Japan

Participants: (Maximum four members per group)

  • Top ten (10) teams from the Online Qualifier
  • Automatic qualification: Winners from regional events are eligible for participating in Trend Micro CTF 2018 - Raimund Genes Cup - The Final
    • Arab Regional Cyber Security CTF Competition 2018
    • Latin America Regional CTF
    • Europe Regional CTF
  • Travel expenses covered for top ten teams:
    • Up to JPY 200,000* (approx. 1,800 USD) per team
    • Three nights accommodations** for the duration of the final
  • All team members must be age 20 or older to participate

* Conditions apply
** Accommodation arranged by Trend Micro

Think you have what it takes?

Register your team for the challenge.

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