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

The online Qualification Round runs as a jeopardy-style CTF. Challenges are designed to encourage learning and skill-building in the areas of reversing, web security, forensics, crypto and pwning. 

During in-person Finals, high school teams will be tasked with infiltrating and analyzing the findings of the operation without getting caught. 

Participating Regions 

  • CSAW Europe hosted by INP Grenoble - Esisar for high school students in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
  • CSAW México hosted by University Iberoamericana Mexico City for high school students in Mexico  
  • CSAW US-Canada hosted by NYU Tandon School of Engineering for high school students in the United States 


1 April 2019: Registration is open

20 - 29 September 2019: Online Qualification Round

By 13 October 2019: official announcement of Finalists  

7 - 9 November 2018: in-person Final Round at participating regions  


Check out the 2018 Red Team competition online qualification round scoreboard.


Students and faculty leading RED development.

Prize money, scholarships, and more.

Competition details, rules, and regional eligibility

Check out last year's challenge.

Meet the experts who will be judging RED.

Finalists of CSAW'18 RED Team Competition

The RED Team winners of CSAW'18.