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Association of Old Crows Cyber Electromagnetic Activity Conference (CEMA) 2024 Capture the Flag

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT

Capture The Flag

Join Parsons Corporation at the Association of Old Crows Cyber Electromagnetic Activity Conference (CEMA) 2024 Capture the Flag Event on April 29, 2024 at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), MD.

Event Info

The CEMA 2024 Capture the Flag (CTF) will be a jeopardy style event. This CTF will be an in-person event and open to all cyber professionals in the military and industry. Topics covered for this event will include Binary Exploitation, Reverse Engineering, Web Exploitation, Cryptography, Forensics, and Security. Teams will be limited to four members maximum. Teams with less than four team members, can annotate “N/A” as the team member on the registration form.

Team Integrity

At no time during the conduct of the CTF can teams communicate with each other, share answers, provide hints, or in any way assist another CTF team with any of the CTF Challenges. Doing so would constitute an Integrity Violation and will result in your team being disqualified from the competition. Each individual team is expected to navigate each challenge with the knowledge and skills of the 4-team members registered on that team.

Hardware Recommendations

– 60GB free disk space

Software Recommendations

– VMWare or VirtualBox
– Kali Linux x86 (32-bit) VM (may be downloaded at www.kali.org)
– Allocate 4GB RAM to this VM.
– Make sure Wine is installed and working.
– Make sure Wireshark is installed and working, go on and preconfigure your favorite filter options
– Many reverse engineering challenges work better on this architecture of VM
– Kali Linux 64-bit VM (Optional for use, but download and have ready just in case.)
– Discord, for use on host machine for communication during the event. (may be downloaded at discord.com).


Pre-registration is not required but is appreciated. Let us know you will be attending by filling out the form below. Please register no later than April 29.

(Registration is not required to attend the CTF.)
When & Where

April 29, 2024, 11 AM – 3 PM

APG North Recreation Center
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005

Code Of Conduct

This event is open to the public and meant to serve the community as a safe place to share knowledge and ideas. All participants are expected to act in a professional manner at all times and adhere to the following guidelines. Any participant violating these guidelines may be removed from the event, disqualified from all giveaways past and future, and the proper authorities will be notified.

– Harassment in any form will not be tolerated – If you are the victim of harassment, see someone else being harassed, or have any other concerns, please notify the event staff immediately.
– Be inclusive – We recognize that we all have different backgrounds and skill levels. We welcome everyone from novices to experts of all ages.
– Support the community – Share knowledge and ideas. If you encounter someone who is struggling we encourage you to help them – even if they are on a different team.


The following are a list of resources that contain information about CTFs.

– A guide to capture the flag
– Upcoming events
– Event flyer



April 29
11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
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APG North Recreation Center
APG, 21005 United States + Google Map

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