C2C , Inter-ACE
University:University of Oxford
Year:4th Year & DPhil
Course:Computer Science & Cyber Security

Please introduce the members of your team, including the courses they are studying?

David: DPhil in Computer Science
Emma: 4th year BA in Computer Science
Ilias: DPhil in Cyber Security
James: DPhil in Cyber Security

Are any of you currently considering cybersecurity as a career? If so, what area?
Most of us are doing something security-related in our research, from hardware security to binary exploits and web security, and we are very open to what our future will hold!

What CTFs have you competed in before?
We started Ox002147 after our first Inter-ACE 2 years ago, and have since won 2 Varsity CTFs by BAE Systems, a CTF by Deloitte, and have participated in many online competitions, ranking top 100/14,000+ teams on CTFTime for 2017 (https://ctftime.org/team/26882).

What are you looking forward to most at Inter-ACE?
We are looking forward to some healthy competition, banter, and catching up with all the hackers from the other unis.

How do you think more people could be attracted to a career in cybersecurity?
Everyone we’ve met has fallen in love with cybersecurity after their first exploit, and for many of us, that was through CTFs. CTFs are both fun and educational, and can help attract new talent to cybersecurity.