The qualifying stage of the PHDays CTF international information security contest starts in December. The teams will try their hands at security assessment, vulnerabilities detection and exploitation as well as fulfilling reverse engineering tasks. The conditions of PHDays CTF Quals, as opposed to many other competitions of the kind, are brought as close to real life as possible: all the vulnerabilities are not fictional, but indeed occur on present-day information systems. Winners: The winners of the contest will be those who gain the highest score earlier than others. On the basis of the PHDays CTF Quals results, the strongest teams will be invited to participate in PHDays III CTF. Registration for Quals: From the 28th of November till the 14th of December, 2012. Time when Quals will be held: From 10 a.m. of the 15th of December till 10 a.m. of the 17th of December, 2012 (Moscow time). The main contest will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of May, 2013 in Moscow during the third international information security forum Positive Hack Days<http://phdays.com/>. Big money prize is waiting for the winners! Details You can learn more about PHDays CTF Quals and register by following the link http://quals.phdays.com<http://quals.phdays.com/>.