HSBC Technology India is partnering with the Trust Lab to bring the Regional Editions of Trust Lab CTF to Pune and Hyderabad!


HSBC Technology India in partnership with IIT Bombay Trust Lab is bringing the Trust Lab Capture The Flag (TL CTFcontest to two cities: PUNE and HYDERABAD. Whether you’re a student or a cybersecurity professional, this contest is your chance to make a mark

The CTF will unfold in two rounds — an online knockout round in mid-February, followed by the final showdown at Pune and Hyderabad in March. Finalists are required to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

Apart from the cash prizes, this might be a great opportunity for some of the truly exceptional talented participants to explore great career opportunities with HSBC.

It’s not just a game – but can be a game-changer for your career!

Who's Behind the Magic?

HSBC Technology India (HTI) and IIT Bombay Trust Lab are teaming up to bring you this cyber adventure of a lifetime.

Students (UG/PG) from Computer Science, IT, and allied fields, 

Young  cybersecurity professionals. 

All Aboard – From Anywhere

Are you in Jaipur, Kolkata, or even the Andaman Islands? Wherever you are, if you’ve got the spark, you’re invited to register! As long as you’re ready to travel to Pune/Hyderabad at your own expense upon qualifying for the final round, we really don’t care where you are from.

Mind-bending challenges.

Networking opportunities with the who’s who of the cyber universe.

Prizes so cool, your refrigerator might get jealous.

Round 1: Online Qualifier

On Saturday February 17, simultaneously for both cities. There will be two rounds of online tests to filter out the fiercest competitors.

Round 2: Offline Finals  

The real showdown! Finalists travel to their chosen city Pune/Hyderabad and tackle CTF challenges head-on, solo or in duos.

Pune – Saturday, March 2

Hyderabad – Saturday, March 9 (tentatively)

Students can pair up with another student, and professionals with a fellow pro. Lone wolves are welcome too! But, no mixing and matching, please.

Pune Edition – PICT

Hyderabad Edition – TBD

Finalists, you’re the captains of your travel adventures; book your own tickets, pack your bags, book your own accommodation and prepare for a thrilling game, all on your own dime!

Deadline extended! 

Register by February 7 to claim your spot in the coding hall of fame.

Agenda for March 02, 2024

CTF Pune Finals

 First Position | Team PIE & ASLR | AJAY SK
Second position | Team Quark | Harsh Patil & Gourav Suram
Third Position | Team 0xC0000005 | Siddh Shah & Vedant Farkade

Consolation Prize
Team CodeXplorers | Kartik Soneji
Team TTY_L4T3R | Sharez Shaikh and Rhea Rajput

CTF Hyderabad Finals

First Position | Team ScareCr0w | Sanjay Vardhan Padala & Mohith LS
Second Position | Team $IdlySambar | Lakshmesh Kumar & Arun Balaji
Third Position | Team U3FI | Jayanth Katragadda & Nandu S Pillai

Consolation Prize

Team OwlAndCat | @Pritham P & Sivasurya M
TeamTh3_Ap0c4lyp5e | Arul Sujith S & Sree Sharvesh S S
Team Byt3_B4nd1t$ S | Mohana Vamsi Sowdepally & Mukesh R 
Team PRIVATE USER | Gurupreet Singh
Team Exiftool | Md Asadullah Abbasi & Yusuf Ejaz
Team Hackwithsonu | Sonu Kumar & Harsh Chauhan


Moments from the Pune CTF