We are a student-run interest group and CTF team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign focused on information security. All are welcome! We prioritize kind and collaborative learning, because we believe it is the most fun when we are excellent to each other.

We host weekly public meetings on low-barrier-of-entry security topics that aim to foster learning in an inclusive, friendly environment. In addition, we run weekly seminars for more in-depth exploration of topics like embedded device security, penetration testing, and fuzzing research. We're proudest of our library of recorded meetings.

Every year, we run UIUCTF, a capture the flag competition with ~2000 attendees and ~$5,000-10,000 in prizes. We hope you'll join us for the next one!

While we regularly place in CTF competitions, we're a multidisciplinary club with students from many different majors. This gives us a competitive edge that can't be beat!

SIGPwny is mentored by Kirill Levchenko. We used to work extensively with Michael Bailey's Network Security Research Group, but then Professor Bailey left to found Georgia Tech's School of Cybersecurity and Privacy. We miss him every day!

Join Us

We live online in Discord. Join us there to get started!

Meeting schedules are available below:


If you are interested in sponsoring us, please get in touch: sigpwny@gmail.com.