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Capture the Talent (CTT) is on a mission to bring cybersecurity training to life. For too long, video has reigned supreme, and now it’s time to put students back in the driving seat with practical, hands-on training.

With a combined 20 years of experience in the cyber security industry, plus a decade of teaching both higher and further education, the CTT team has the in-house expertise to build the training course or immersive experience to suit your skillset, objectives, tech stack, and interests.

UK Cyber Week - Expo & Conference will be the home of Capture the Talent across the 2 days.

Make sure to come over and immerse yourself in all of the below experiences!

Capture the Flag

With years of experience developing CTF challenges, including a stint as Head of Content at Hack the Box, Capture the Talent’s CTO has brought together an exciting set of puzzles to put your tech ability, creativity, and lateral thinking to the testing.

Compete as individuals to complete as many challenges as possible and rack up those points on the scoreboard across 48 hours as you race for pole position. This CTF is designed to be as inclusive as possible and provides a wide range of challenges so everyone can join in, with everything from OSINT and cryptography puzzles to steganography and forensics.

To participate fully, you’ll need to be a member of the CTT Discord (, have access to a Kali Linux VM, and make sure you have your thinking cap at the ready.

So whether you’re a cyber security expert or just starting out, we invite you to join us and experience the excitement of this first UK Cyber Week Capture the Flag event.

Battle BOTS

Welcome to the world of Battle Bots, where creativity, engineering, and combat come together to create an unforgettable experience!

Battle Bots is a thrilling and adrenaline-pumping event that challenges participants to do their best Craig

Charles impression and prepare for intense battles in a custom arena. Our events feature high-speed action, epic fights, and a raucous atmosphere that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Whether you're a seasoned robot builder or just starting out, our events provide a level playing field for all competitors. We welcome custom robots, or alternatively, you can use some of the ones made by our expert robot builder, Ben!

At Battle Bots, we pride ourselves on our commitment to safety and fair play. Our team of experienced judges ensures that matches are conducted with strict adherence to the rules and regulations.

In addition to the competitive aspect, Battle Bots is also a community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for robotics and engineering. Our events are a place to learn, connect, and have fun with others who share your interests.

So, whether you're looking to compete, watch, or just soak up the energy of a Battle Bots event, we invite you to join us and experience the thrill of the fight!

LockPicking Village

Put your lockpicking skills to the test at Capture the Talent Lockpicking Village, the ultimate destination for lock-picking enthusiasts of all skill levels!

Our village offers a unique and immersive experience, where you can learn the art of lockpicking from experienced instructors, hone your skills, and connect with fellow enthusiasts.

The space has been designed to provide a safe and controlled environment for you to practice and perfect your lock-picking techniques. You will have access to a variety of locks, from simple padlocks to complex pin-tumbler locks, and learn the tools and techniques needed to open them.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting out, our lock-picking village has something for everyone. Come and find out more about why lock-picking is still an important skill for offensive security practitioners and put your own talents to the test!

Capture the Talent believes that learning should be fun, and it doesn’t get more fun than breaking into things. Come join us and unlock your potential today!

Cyber Escape Rooms

Put your detective skills to the test with a Cyber Escape Room run by Capture the Talent, and immerse yourself in an engaging adventure and put your problem-solving skills to the test!

Our Cyber Escape Room takes you on a journey through a memorable and immersive scenario, where you must solve puzzles, decipher clues, and crack codes in order to discover the CEO’s secrets! Our puzzles and challenges are designed to test your critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills, as you work together to overcome obstacles and complete your mission.

The experience is designed to be engaging and interactive, with a variety of challenges that will keep you on your toes. From code-cracking challenges to forensic-style activities, our Cyber Escape Room has it all. You'll need to be quick on your feet and think outside the box if you want to succeed.

Our rooms are equipped with all of the clues and tools you’ll need and are designed to be accessible to both beginners and experienced escape room enthusiasts. You can play with friends or colleagues, and enjoy a unique and challenging experience that will stay with you.

At our Cyber Escape Room, we pride ourselves on creating a safe and inclusive environment for all our guests.

Our staff will guide you through the experience and provide any necessary assistance, ensuring that everyone has a fun and rewarding experience.

So come join us and see if you have what it takes to get out on time! Registration will be essential!