Western Regional Directors, Alex Keller & Kerrie Lu:
Global CPTC Directors Mailing List:

Global Info

Global CPTC Website:
2021 Team Registration:
2021 Rules:
Kickoff Video:

The Global Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) provides an opportunity for cybersecurity student teams to discover, triage, and mitigate critical security vulnerabilities. This competition focuses on improving the security posture of a fictitious organization and reporting on risks in a manner that is similar to a real professional engagement.

Western Regional Event Details & Schedule

Date: Engagement - Saturday 11/13/2021, Closing Ceremonies - Sunday 11/14/2021
Location: COMPETITION FULLY REMOTE/ONLINE, organized by the Stanford School of Engineering.
Timezone: PACIFIC


Monday 9/20/2021 - Registration soft close, organizers start review of RFP submissions.
Friday 11/5/2021, 4-5pm - All Teams Meeting

Saturday 11/13/2021 - COMPETITION DAY

7:00am - Opening
7:20am - Access credentials distributed
7:30am - Engagement Begins
4:30pm - Engagement Ends
4:35pm - Debrief
11PM - Written reports are due to team Google drive. Submission time to be determined by timestamp in Google drive for last modification.


5:00pm - Regional awards ceremony & winners announcement.

Competing Teams

Brigham Young University
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, Fullerton
National University
San Diego State University
Stanford University
University of California, Riverside
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Univesity of Nevada, Reno

Special Thanks

Stanford School of Engineering:

Previous Years

CPTC Western Regional 2020:
CPTC Western Regional 2019:
CPTC Western Regional 2018: