Shell On The Border 2019 - CTF

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1100 Garrison Avenue

Fort Smith, AR 72901

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Shell On The Border is a two-day cyber security event featuring a Capture the Flag (CTF) hacking tournament and various security workshops. Hack with Arkansas’ most brilliant digital gunslingers, learn to secure your infrastructure, and explore tools and methods used by adversaries. GMs monitor and administer challenges and provide real-time digital problem-solving adventures. Challenges are divided by category with puzzles of increasing difficulty. Challenges include networking, coding, cryptography, web application hacking, brainteasers, and real-life immersive geo-located puzzles in the downtown area. The College of Lock-Picking will be back out to teach and challenge you. There will be something for everyone!


  • The Tech Talks & Workshops: Friday, 10:00 am. Hosting this series to level-up your infosec game.

  • The CTF: Friday, 31 MAY, 7:00 pm – Saturday, 1 JUNE, 10:00 pm.

  • The Scoreboard: Online for the entire 26 hours. Submit challenges at any time during the tournament.

  • The After Party: Saturday, 11:00 pm. Announcing the winners.

SOTB Schedule:


10 am - Tech Talks

12 pm - Break

1 pm - Tech Talks

3 pm - Break

7 pm - CTF Introduction

8 pm - CTF Start

12 am - Break (Building secured; CTF ongoing)


8:00 am - Doors Open (Breakfast provided)

12 pm - Lunch (provided)

6 pm - Dinner (provided)

10 pm - CTF secured

11 pm - After Party (winners announced/ prizes)

2 am - Event secured

(shedule could change slightly)

The technical talks are open to the public Friday, May 31st.

Note: You are not required to attend the technical talks to participate in the CTF. There will be no overlap with the CTF so you can participate fully in both aspects of SOTB. Maybe you have something you want to share? *Cough*--> https://goo.gl/mF1xYH

SOTB 2019 registration (Team of 4) Includes:

  • Full Day of technical talks

  • 26 hour CTF

  • Team designated CTF VPS

  • Meal passes for local food trucks and restaurants

  • Beverages and snacks during the entire CTF

  • SOTB Swag (stickers, shirt, loot) *register by May 10th to guarantee a shirt*

  • Event badge used for exclusive access, discounts, and challenges

  • After party access and exclusive beverage perks

This is a team-based event. One ticket is for a team of four.

If you're having trouble finding a team, get with a hacker group near you:




If you need a place to stay, we recommend booking accommodation downtown near the CTF venue.


Courtyard Marriott

Red Roof Inn

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Fort Smith, AR 72901

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