General CTF rules for ECSC 2016
National team is made up of up to 10 contestants, 1-2 coaches and a jury member.
Contestants should be top participants from the national challenge.
How national challenge is arranged is totally up to each nation, however, participation should be nationwide, i.e. not limited by region, belonging to specific institution etc.
There are junior and senior contestants.
Junior contestants aged 14-19, seniors 20-30 years.
There may be maximum 10 contestants in team, including maximum 5 seniors.
The contestants may not have (finished) Masters degree (or equivalent) in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) area.
The contestants may not have full time employment in security area.
The cutoff date for above is the beginning of national competition.
At the times other than challenge execution, the coach is responsible for well-being and behaviour of contestants and making sure that essential information reaches its recipients and is understood and acted upon.
During the CTF final challenge, the coach will be physically separated from the team players. Communication between coach and team is on open channel at all times i.e. within clear earshot of other coaches and limited to non-technical, general level e.g.:
- Suggesting priorities.
- Reporting challenge status (but not technical details or hints)
- General logistics assistance