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About CISS2022

Critical Infrastructure Security Showdown 2022 (CISS2022) is the iTrust’s sixth international technology assessment cyber exercise. The exercise held entirely online and is sponsored by the National Research Foundation and the Ministry of Defence.

Better & Better

CISS2022 will be upgraded with the following exciting additions:

  1. CTF-style challenges for Stage 1
  2. Electric Power and Intelligent Control (EPIC) testbed as additional attack surface
  3.  4 hours of pure OT platform for Red Teams 

Exercise Documentation

To be updated.

Stage 1 FAQ

To be updated. For further questions, please write in to

CISS2022 Stage 1


  • Stage 1 CTF will be conducted remotely. You will only need your laptops. Connection details will be shared at the briefing.
  • Challenge categories will be ICS (industrial control system) centric. (e.g. ICS protocols, PLC code, etc) More details at the briefing
  • Main mode of communication will be through Discord. Please create an account if you do not already have one. Discord server will be shared at briefing.


  • 21 June: Briefing for CISS Stage 1 is on 6 Jul (Wed), 4pm (GMT+8)
  • 21 June: 23 Red Teams have signed up for CISS!
  • 17 June: 21 Red Teams have signed up for CISS!
  • 20 May: 10 Red Teams have signed up for CISS!
  • 19 May: CISS2022 info page created

Access to world’s largest interconnected industrial-grade critical infrastructure playground


A novel and complex OT system awaits participants of CISS 2022


 Important dates (subject to changes)

RT = Red Teams; BT = Blue Teams

Registration for CISS 2022

Participation in this exclusive and unique exercise is by invitation only. Invited Red Teams can form up to 4 members per team; Blue Teams between 6 to 10 members. Keep a look out for our invitation in your inbox!


The top 3 Red Teams stand to win attractive cash prizes!

1st prize: S$4,000
2nd prize: S$2,000
3rd prize: S$1,000

12 Sep 2022
Countdown to CISS 2022

Evolution of CISS

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Sponsoring Partners

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