RuCTFE is an annual online international challenge in the information security. It has been held 7 times already.

The contest is driven by classic rules. Each team is given a set of vulnerable services. Organizers regulary fill services with private information — the flags. The goal of each team is to find vulnerabilities, fix them in their services and exploit them in order to get flags from other teams. Please refer to the rules page and Wikipedia article for slightly more info.

Top student teams according to the results of RuCTFE 2016 will be invited to the annual national Russian university challenge in the information security RuCTF 2017.

RuCTFE 2016 starts on November 12, 2016 at 10:00 UTC and will last for 9 hours. As usual, the network will be closed for the first hour.

Registration will be closed on November 12, 2016 at 08:00 UTC.


30 Aug 2016
RuCTFE 2016 is officially announced.
21 Oct 2016
Registration is opened.
11 Nov 2016
Vulnerable image is available.
12 Nov 2016 10 UTC
RuCTFE 2016 start.