CyberTrials is a free cybersecurity training program for high-school female students. The program is based on a CTF competition for selecting the best players who will be invited to the final event in Turin.

The entire program, including lectures, challenges and the final event, is meant to be inclusive and open to all students, even without specific technical skills. W.r.t. the common standards of the international CTF community, this can be considered an entry-level program.

Participants compete in teams of 4 players, randomly formed after the first lecture. Lectures cover the following topics.

  • Introduction to CTF
  • Ethical and legal aspects
  • Introduction to Linux terminal and commands
  • Network security
  • Web security
  • Open Source Intelligence
  • Cryptography and steganography
  • Social engineering and threat analysis
  • Soft skills: proficient team working


For the first time, this year’s CyberTrials final is open to international CTF teams. Participating teams should be formed by at most 4 girls aged under 18. Since the event is mainly targeting cybersecurity enthusiasts without prior technical skills, participants are not required to have a strong background in cybersecurity and, in particular, all the challenges can be solved without scripting.

The teams admitted to the competition will be provided with instructions for joining the online CTF platform. The winning team will be announced during the final ceremony on June 9th.


All participants must exhibit appropriate behavior, including:

  • refraining from launching attacks against the services, challenges, and infrastructure in general;
  • avoiding causing harm to other participants or organizers through their actions;
  • abstaining from sharing flags and write-ups with other participants;
  • in case of service malfunctions or interruptions, promptly inform the organizers.

The final event will consist of a jeopardy-style CTF. Challenges may optionally include references to fictional characters and events, but these details will have no role in understanding and solving the challenges. The CTF scoring will be dynamic, i.e., gained points will decrease when other teams solve the same challenge.

The competition will take place on June 8th, 2024. The CTF will last for 6 hours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rome time). The CTF will run in parallel with the final event in Turin (in person) and registered teams will be provided with the same challenges, but they will play on a separate platform, having a distinct scoreboard. During the last hour, the scoreboard is frozen and scores are not publicly updated.

Unless otherwise specified in the challenge text, all flags follow the format 


For any issues, you can contact the organizers via the email address [email protected].


Registration opens on April 5th and closes on May 17th. Teams can submit their application here

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