picoCTF is a free computer security education program with original content built on a capture-the-flag framework created by security and privacy experts at Carnegie Mellon University. The participants gain access to a safe and unique hands-on experience where they must reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt, and think creatively and critically to solve the challenges and capture the flags. Originally an annual event, the largest high school hacking competition now also provides year-round cyber security education content for learners of all skill levels.