HSF is now RED.

Formerly the High School Forensics Challenge, this competition has been redesigned as a two-part red team competition. 

The online Qualification Round will primarily focus on reconnaissance, penetration testing, and investigation of a target organization. 

In Finals (in-person), teams will be tasked with infiltrating and analyzing the findings of the operation without getting caught. Students will need to apply skills related to forensics, cryptography, reverse engineering, exploitation, and social engineering. 

Participating Regions

  • CSAW Europe hosted by INP Grenoble Esisar for high schools in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
  • CSAW MENA hosted by SUP'COM for high schools in Tunisia 
  • CSAW México (pending) 
  • CSAW USA hosted by NYU Tandon School of Engineering for high schools in the USA 


18 May 2018: Registration is open

June 2018: CSAW 365, online challenge repository launches 

21 - 30 September 2018: Online Qualification Round

By 5 October 2018: initial outreach to finalist teams 

By 13 October 2018: official announcement of Finalists  

8 - 10 November 2018: Final Round in-person at participating regions  

Register your Team

Register to compete in the Red Team competition.




Students and faculty leading RED development.

Prize money, scholarships, and more.

Competition details, rules, and regional eligibility

Check out the plot of last year's RED Competition.

Meet the experts who will be judging RED.

Winners of CSAW'17 High School Forensics.