DSCI – Pune Smart City Hackathon

Data Security Council of India & Pune Smart City are hosting a Cyber Security Hackathon in partnership with EY and BHAU Institute. The Capture the Flag Competition aims to sensitize smart city stakeholders on possible vulnerabilities in the smart city elements across various layers and the possibilities of exploiting the vulnerabilities to gain unauthorized access to the smart city systems and cause a larger damage to safety and security of citizens. The Hackathon also aims to recognise & reward the best brains & talent in cyber security in the country. It is open for participations from Students, Researchers, Developers, Testers, SOC/CDC Teams, Red/Blue Teams, Product Security Teams.... and Cyber Security Enthusiasts.


Who can participate in DSCI – Pune Smart City Hackathon – Capture the Flag

Everyone is welcome to participate!

  • Players can compete in teams. Maximum 3 members per team.
  • Please note that it is mandatory to provide information. Incomplete forms may lead to disqualification. It is required to provide details of a Gov. ID. Please carry a copy of the same to the venue for validation purpose.
  • Registration will close on 10th April, 2019


Requirements to compete in DSCI – Pune Smart City Hackathon – Capture the Flag

  • Knowledge of web application security, network security, wireless security, cryptography, penetration testing, TCP/IP Protocols, OWASP Top 10, network packet analysis, IoT C&C systems, IoT protocols and scripting.
  • A Laptop with your gear like
    • Hacking tools
    • Virtual machines of your favourite operating system
  • And never give up attitude
  • Pls note that the organizers will not provide any tools and it is expected that the participants have the same

Process Flow

  • Hackathon will be conducted on 11th & 12th April
  • The competition with commence on 9:00AM, 11th April and carry on for 2 days
  • Top three teams will be selected. They will be felicitated at a ceremony after the hackathon on 12th April 2019.
  • Schedule
    • 11th April 19
      • 9:00 AM – 5:00PM Hackathon
      • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch
    • 12th April 19
      • 9:30AM – 3:30 PM Hackathon
      • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch
      • 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Prize Distribution


COEP’s Bhau Institute of Innovation,
Entrepreneurship and Leadership College of Engineering,
Pune Wellesely Rd,
Shivajinagar, Pune 411005 Maharashtra, India

Prize to be Won

  • Winner – INR 1.5 Lakh
  • 1st Runners-Up – INR 1 Lakh
  • 2nd Runners-Up – INR 50 thousand

Dos and Don’ts for Participants


  • Come in with a really open mind - Be open to other’s ideas and thinking outside the box
  • Come in prepared to get the full experience; learn new skills and see how people work under pressure
  • Take breaks to avoid burn out
  • Treat others with respect


  • Be negative, shy, or bored
  • Be disrespectful to team members, other teams, or organizers
  • Display unethical behaviour at the venue
  • Display offensive behaviour, verbal abuse, intimidation, use sexual language, sexual imagery, or harass team members, other teams, or staff

Organizers reserve the right to sanction or expel teams to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and fulfilling experience for everybody.

Participant Guidelines

For fair and honest play, please mind the following:

  • Teams should work independently; sharing answers or collaborating with another team to secure multiple spots at venue constitutes cheating
  • Attacking the CTF infrastructure ruins the fun for everyone and makes a smooth way for your elimination (we will be monitoring the traffic)
  • Guessing flags does injustice to your skill
  • Competitors are not allowed to bring USB/memory into the workshop
  • No additional time will be granted for work not saved prior to any equipment failure
  • No extra time will be given to teams who stop work during the competition for nature breaks / those who leave for a food and/or drink’s break
  • Mobile phones will need to be submitted during the competition
  • Participants are only allowed to connect with Internet connection provided by the organizers whose public IP will be tracked throughout the CTF
  • Maximum THREE laptop’s per team can be used for the CTF
  • Attacking CTF infrastructure, venue internet is strictly prohibited. If found you may be disqualified
  • Downloading (except challenge files) or choking the internet bandwidth is strictly not allowed, if found you may be disqualified
  • Cheating in anyway like sharing flags, sharing laptop screens using Teamviewer or through other resources is strictly prohibited and may lead to disqualification
  • The participants shall not use this contest or infrastructure provided to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious or discriminatory. The liability of the same lies with the participant/s.
  • Organizers have all rights reserved, in case of any conflict, decision of organizers shall be final