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Pros vs. Joes CTF

The Pros V Joes CTF is an event where the average Joe can have a chance to defend along with Professionals in the field, to learn from them while having fun. The game consists of live combat, with each team of Joes defending a network from a Red Cell of professional hackers.

This will be PvJ’s 4th year at BSidesLV. We’re overhauling the Gaming Grid, The Scoreboard and the Scoring Engine to feature some new surprises this year.

As in the past, this game is designed to give regular Joes their first taste of live-fire security, where they have to defend networks against Professionals who know how to break in.

For the Pros, this is a chance to flex your muscles, showing how good you are against live threats. Or, if you we accept you to our standing Red Team, it’s a chance to show your skills in pwning all the things.

For both colors of Pro, red and blue, it is a chance to lend your experience to help others improve their game.

The environment to host this CTF is laced with various surprises to keep the game interesting. The networks that the Blue Teams must defend will be a mix of Windows and Linux, with the typical Internet services (web, DNS, mail, etc) and a mix of obscure systems and services. The flags will also be more complicated than last year.

For more information for both Pros AND Joes head over to


Grey Team! (AKA Volunteers)

Grey Team folks can now register HERE:

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