GFA FLAG ATTACK – The French-German CTF

The German-French Academy for the Industry of the Future (GFA) is proud to present their first Capture the Flag (CTF) event! The event will take place at the prestigious Campus Cyber in La Defense (Paris) on December 5-6, 2023.

With Airbus Defense and Space we have an experienced co-organizer to make this event a unique experience. We will bring together 20 German (TU Munich) and 20 French (IMT) master students that will have the opportunity to engage in competitive challenges and foster their peer and professional network within the cybersecurity community.
The CTF event will offer a diverse array of challenges, and participants will have the opportunity to showcase their technical expertise and problem-solving skills as they navigate through simulated cyber-attack scenarios in the safe and controlled environment of Airbus` unified technical platform, the “Cyber Range”. 

The program will be enriched with keynotes from industry and academia shedding light on the latest trends and best practices in cybersecurity. 

Join us at the Campus Cyber in La Defense, Paris, on December 5-6, 2023, as we come together to celebrate the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity.

Information for students who want to participate

If you are a master-niveau student at IMT and Inria, please fill in this form until Oct 15th:

If you are a master student at TUM please contact the chair of Prof. Eckert or Prof. Steinhorst for participation.


Dec 4th

  • Travel for students outside of Paris

Dec 5th

  • 09h45 Check-in at venue
  • 10h15 Welcome Speeches
    • GFA, Olivia Pahl
    • Airbus, Yannick Deroche
    • PTCC, Rodrigue Germany
  • 10h30 Keynotes (with coffee break) 
    • Challenges and Opportunities at Airbus, Yannick Deroche (Airbus Defense & Space)
    • “Cyber Sec Dome – Virtual Reality for Intrusion Detection” – Marc-Oliver Pahl (IMT Atlantique), Mohammad Hamad (TUM), Sébastien Peynet (Airbus Defense & Space)
    • “Automation with business as an active decentralized measure of protection” – Nicolas Loriot (Airbus Defense & Space)
    • Quantum-resistant security for ordinary networks, Benjamin Smith
  • 12h00 Lunch Break
  • 13h30 CTF Challenge
  • 20h00 End with Pizza Party

Dec 6th

  • 09h45 Check-in at venue
  • 10h15 Visit of LabCyber, Jonah Marrs
  • 11h00 Wrap-up &
    Winner Coronation
  • 12h00 End