How to Start a CPTC Team

12 minute read

Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition is an amazing opportunity to experience penetration testing in its entirety, and I highly encourage participating to see if offensive security is a career for you. You need a team to participate in CPTC and this blogpost is meant to be a guide for schools that don’t have one yet, or are trying to revive one for next season. Last year my entire team from Cal Poly Pomona graduated, so I had to start from scratch and ended up building a team that won gold both internationally and in our own region. I want to share my leadership experience with others and hopefully inspire more people to participate in this competition.

Global Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition

15 minute read

The Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition is a one of a kind cybersecurity competition that trains students to be future consultants by letting them loose on a penetration testing engagement in a realistically simulated business environment. Teams of up to 6 students perform a penetration test against the fictitious business and document the findings in a penetration testing report.