Learning Cybersecurity in IoT-based Applications through a Capture the Flag Competition Conference Paper uri icon


  • The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the main foundations of Industry 4.0, providing widespread connectivity of systems and devices, which promotes significant benefits, such as improved performance, responsiveness, and reconfigurability. However, it also brings some security problems, which make these devices and systems vulnerable to cyberattacks, consequently demanding efficient learning and training initiatives to address the challenges regarding the qualification of undergraduate students and active professionals to design more secure systems, as well as to be more aware of cyberthreats during the management and use of them. With this in mind, this paper describes a Capture the Flag competition based on IoT cybersecurity. The participants’ feedback and performance evaluation show that this type of hands-on competition strongly contributes to learning the importance of cybersecurity in IoT-based applications.

publication date

  • July 2022