What is Capture the Flag?
CTF is popular way for Security Professionals, Security Researchers, White Hat Hackers, Cyber hobbyists, and more to show off their tech skills. CTF is the gamification of hacking. A CTF event typically goes like this; you, the professional, is presented with machine (Usually virtually hosted) and tasked with obtaining particular pieces of information. Once the information is obtained you input the data in a database. The input data is compared against the correct answer and if it is correct you are awarded points. By the end of the event whomever has the most points is the "winner."