The Hacking-Lab Cyber Range supports Jeopardy CTF competitions, red vs. blue team battles and attack / defense exercises pitting multiple teams against each other.

The Hacking-Lab Cyber Range has been used very successfully in the majority of the finals of the European Cyber Security Challenge.

With event-local and global scores, a healthy bit of competition supports learners to push ever further. Flag-based scenarios can be scored automatically, relieving instructors from timeconsuming grading work. Based on scores achieved, an easy-to-use reporting system gives event participants, instructors and their students a good overview of progress made.

Key Facts

  • Different Joepardy CTF modes
  • Immersive attack/defense module
  • Content for different levels
  • Online scoring and ranking
  • Used in international competition finals

Success Stories

The Cyber Security Challenge at the University of Applied Sciences

The INS Institute for Networked Solutions  integrates networking expertise, cloud infrastructure, software-defined networking, security, WLAN and VoIP. As the skill center for the OST Easern Swiss University of Applied Sciences in Rapperswil, it is also dedicated to further education and training, actively using the Hacking-Lab Cyber Range .

INS also organizes the annual Cyber Security Days, a security conference and a capture-the-flag event. The CTF event will be held as a competition. The participants (700 people at the very first event) can learn or reinforce their hacking skills . Hacking Lab Cyber Range, is the CTF infrastructure an provides numerous challenges. Many of them were newly developed for the event.  The organizers choose the most suitable challenges with varying degrees of difficulty from the wide range of security topics.

Austria's first IT Security Talent Search

The Cyber Security Association Austria is the initiator of the Austria Cyber Security Challenge (ACSC). Together with the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Ministry of Defence, it is committed to recruiting young, qualified people who will be the human backbone defending the country against national cyber attacks.

The ACSC will be executed entirely on the Hacking-Lab Cyber Range. Participants will first run through an online qualifying session over several months. Afterward, the finalists of each category will be invited to the national final eliminiation. 

The winners of this Austrian final will continue on to the European Cyber Security Challenge. The European championship is organized by a different country every year. Often, the various organizers also choose the Hacking-Lab Cyber Range as the host platform.

Global Capture-the-Flag Challenge

CyberPeace Foundation has the vision to build collective resiliency against cyber crime. Among other things they organize the Global CyberPeace Challenge, run for the first time in 2017.

Global CyberPeace Challenge build solutions to some pressing problems that our society faces. The challenge is devided into three parts: 

  • CyberPeace Policy & Strategy Challenge
  • Peace-a-thon
  • Capture-the-Flag Challenges (IT und OT)

Hacking-Lab Cyber Range is (in cooperation with Palo Alto Networks) responsible for the online Capture-the-Flag events. There are demanding challenges for more than 3000 participants- newly developed for this event and particularly challenging for the ten finalist teams.