CTF365 – Why User’s Profile Really Matters
This article is for CTF365 users that have joined our brand new Capture The Flag concept as well for those of you who want to join.
At this moment there are +11.000 registered users on CTF365 and +900 teams all over the world. In the CTF365 Alpha stage are over 30 teams that have access to test the game and there is more to be expected in Alpha. In case you want access in Alpha + Beta, read CTF365 – Alpha Stage Started.
Users can create teams or they can join a team. Getting a team is piece of cake, however getting a good team is harder. If you know your team members well, then you know their team capabilities as well, but if some one wants to join your team that you don’t know, it may be harder to determine their strengths, weaknesses and abilities. Here comes our User Edit Profile feature.
In order to help people better know their team mates, we introduce Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and personal website url account linking.
This is how a Twitter message will look like when you score on CTF365
— CTF365 (@CTF365) November 6, 2013
So why does this matter to you?
As a Team Founder/Administrator, checking these links for users that request to join your team will help you to decide whether or not to accept team requests much faster. We have seen a lot of teams that don’t know each other at all.
As a user, you’ll get better visibility, Team Founders/Administrators will find out about your skills and they use this to determine whether or not to invite you to join their team
When you find a vulnerability and score, our system automatically will send messages on these Social Networks to congratulate you and your achievements on CTF365. Remeber CTF365 is not a simple game, it’s a training ground for your infosec skills.
Improving your personal brand and visibility within InfoSec community can be achieved by showing your great achievements
Having a complete user profile will improve your likelihood to be accepted into our alpha/beta testing period. When you ask to join Alpha + Beta stages, first thing we do to see if you are qualified to be part of it, which we first use the description and credentials provided in your initial email, and then we look to your CTF365 profile.
Bellow you have a sample about how you have to complete your profile on the CTF365 platform.
Have fun and Happy Hacking. 🙂