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2023 RazorHack Cyber Challenge

3 - 5 November 2023 | Fayetteville, Arkansas

Arkansas Union Verizon Ballroom, 435 Garland Avenue

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About the RazorHack Cyber Challenge

Join us for an adrenaline-pumping 3-day capture the flag competition, where hacking enthusiasts and hobbyists from all walks of life gather to showcase their skills and compete for prizes. The RazorHack Cyber Challenge includes an opening banquet ceremony and then a 2-day Jeopardy style capture the flag competition.This year's contestants are in for a shock. They must help the RazorPower energy company recover from a compromise. Complete encryption, phishing, network analysis and web vulnerability puzzles to save the day. Don't worry though...experience in the field doesn't determine who wins...Contestants that are brave enough can attempt the escape room and rescue fellow power company ACME from certain power failure. They'll need to compete against the clock to recover from a cyber attack and solve puzzles involving wireless technologies, RFID, network discovery, industrial control systems, Arduino backed puzzles, mixed reality puzzles, and more. With a mix of traditional escape room puzzles there is enough for everyone to do, regardless of the level of their cyber skills.Why Attend the RazorHack Cyber Challenge?Test Your Skills: Push the boundaries of your hacking skillset as you tackle real-world scenarios in our capture the flag competition. Put your knowledge to the test, solve challenges and demonstrate your technical expertise to claim your spot on the leaderboard.Network with Experts: Rub shoulders with industry professionals, business owners and cybersecurity experts. Forge connections, gain insights from seasoned veterans and explore exciting career opportunities in this dynamic field.Prizes and Recognition: Compete for an array of thrilling prizes, including cash prizes, cutting-edge gadgets and recognition among your peers. Show the world that you are a force to be reckoned with and leave your mark in the cybersecurity community.Wondering if you have the skills to attend? Don't let that stop you because...We've found that even amateur high schoolers can beat professionals. This competition requires out of the box thinking that give young minds an advantage.

Registration & Pricing

Participants compete in teams of 4. We allow teams of 3, but HIGHLY recommend 4. Individuals may register without a team and can find one during the opening ceremony.IEEE members that are part of the Computer society can take advantage of a reduced registration price. Undergraduate students can sign up to be an IEEE member that is part of the Computer Society for $24.Pricing covers participation in the CTF game, access to the opening banquet event, and all food costs. Register using the button below.

Full Registration - IEEE Member$25.00 per team member
Full Registration - Non-IEEE Member$35.00 per team member


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Day 1 - Friday Nov. 3, 2023

RazorHack kicks off with an opening ceremony at 6pm at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, AR.Join us for a night of food, music, and drinks. Participants will have the opportunity to network without the pressure of competition. Everything is covered by your registration fee.Meet with cyber professionals, business owners, and hacker enthusiasts.

Day 2 - Saturday Nov. 4, 2023

The competition doors open at 9:30AM. The games begin at 10:30AM sharp at the Verizon Ballroom located in the Arkansas Union.Day 1 of the capture the flag competition lasts for 12 hours. Go full throttle until 10:30PM then get some rest.Food will be provided throughout the day. A parking garage with lots of parking is available for a small fee.

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Day 3 - Sunday Nov. 5, 2023

RazorHack picks back up on Sunday with doors opening at 11:30AM. The games kick back off at 12:00PM and go until 4:00PM. The day wraps up with a dinner and awards ceremony.Dinner will be provided for all participants during the awards ceremony. Awards will be sent to winners that need to leave early and can't stay the whole time.Take the rest of the day to rest and recover. You will have earned it.


What are the addresses of the venues?

The opening banquet on November 3rd is taking place at Crystal Bridges. The address of Crystal Bridges is 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712. You will be directed by signs and staff once you arrive at the venue.The cyber competition on November 4th and 5th is taking place at at the Arkansas Union at the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. The address of the Union is 435 Garland Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701. The competition is being held in the Verizon Ballroom.

What is a good hotel to stay at?

The Hilton Garden Inn on 1325 N Shiloh Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72704 is a good hotel that is less than 10 a ten minute drive from the University of Arkansas campus. The Springdale Holiday Inn located at 1500 South 48th Street, Springdale, AR 72762 is another good choice that is a short drive from the campus.

Do I have to be an IEEE member to attend?

Absolutely not. This event is open to both IEEE members and non-IEEE members. High schoolers, undergraduates and industry professionals are all encouraged to attend. Take note that IEEE members do get a discount for the registration fee.

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