The Texas A&M University team GigEmBytes was the winner of the 2018 Alamo Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association’s annual Capture the Flag competition held on Nov. 7. The competition, sponsored by Deloitte, featured challenges from a wide range of categories including web, crypto, reverse engineering and forensics.
GigEmBytes team members are senior MaryLynn Wallace, junior Shota Ehrlich, graduate student Andrew Meserole and sophomore Braxton Williams (picture left to right) . Their team was able to pull ahead early in the competition and continued to lead throughout, giving them a decisive victory. Their competition included eight other university teams from the surrounding San Antonio area, including The University of Texas at San Antonio and Texas A&M University-San Antonio.
This was Texas A&M’s second year in attendance at the event, as well as their second win in a row.