Forensic Challenge

Forensic Challenge 10 - "Attack Visualization" - And the winners are...

Folks,
Ben Reardon has judged all submissions and results have been posted on the challenge page. The winners are:

1. Fabian Fischer
2. Chris Horsley
3. Fraser Scott
4. Dan Gleebits
5. Johnathan Tracz

Take a look at Ben's blog post for additional details. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to the other participants!

Angelo Dell'Aera
The Honeynet Project

Congratulations to the winners of Forensic Challenge FC10- Attack Visualization !

While the quantity of submissions for FC10 was lower than usual - we had expected this because of the amount of work required to submit plus being over the Christmas break - the quality of the solutions was really inspiring.

Of course the hardest part was deciding the winners, and as expected the traditional scoring method was not ideal for this type of challenge because the challenge was about creating and developing ideas, rather than just answering a number of dry questions. Quite a few people people used the challenge not so much to win a prize, but to have fun, develop an idea they've had, practice on some real datasets, learn, and teach. This was exactly the spirit we'd hoped for, so thanks to everyone for putting in a big effort.

The Winners and their solutions:
Fabian Fischer - solution

Chris Horsley - solution

Fraser Scott - solution

Dan Gleebits - solution

Johnathan Tracz - solution

The standout theme in the submissions for me was the use of interactive and flexible tools to analyse the data. As we move further into the big data world, its going to be imperative to get inside the data interactively to understand it. Some of the solutions focused on developing brand new applications/frameworks to interactively data sets - Check out the submissions from Fabian and Chris as really good examples of this. While Fraser put forward the idea of rendering images in 3D - which is not that far-out an idea actually, why not?!.

We hope that this challenge was enjoyable for those who participated, and for those downloading the submissions for inspiration. These challenges have a long legacy, we see people downloading, attempting and referencing these challenges and the solutions for education purposes years afterwards, so they are an important program at the Honeynet Project.

It would be great to see solutions to future forensic challenges use visualization, not only to analyse and detect trends, but also to describe the problem space to the layperson. With that said - the next Forensic challenge, FC11 should be released shortly - so stay tuned.

And lastly, if anyone wants to develop their ideas further, a good way (i.e. get paid if you are accepted!) is to get involved in our upcoming Google Summer of Code program GSOC12

Forensic Challenge 10 - "Attack Visualization" - Deadline Extended

Taking a look at the first submissions, it seems like more time is needed in order to solve the Forensic Challenge 10 - "Attack Visualization". For this reason we decided to extend the submission deadline to 2012, January 22th.

Have fun!

Angelo Dell'Aera
The Honeynet Project

Forensic Challenge 10 - "Attack Visualization"

I am pleased to announce the next forensic challenge: Forensic Challenge 10 - "Attack Visualization".

The challenge has been created by Ben Reardon from Australia Chapter.

Submission deadline is December 18th and we will be announcing winners around the last week of January 2012. We have a few small prizes for the top three submissions.

Have fun!

Angelo Dell'Aera
The Honeynet Project

Forensic Challenge 9 - "Mobile Malware" - Submission deadline passed

Folks,
the submission deadline for the Forensic Challenge 9 – “Mobile Malware” - put up by Franck Guenichot from French Chapter, Mahmud Ab Rahman and Ahmad Azizan Idris from Malaysia Chapter and Matt Erasmus from South Africa Chapter - has passed. We have received 7 submissions and will be announcing results on Wed, Oct 31th 2011. The top three submissions will be awarded little prizes.

Angelo Dell'Aera
The Honeynet Project

Forensic Challenge 8 – “Malware Reverse Engineering” - And the winners are...

Folks,
Guido and I have judged all submissions and results have been posted on the challenge web site. The winners are:

1. Lutz Schildt
2. Sebastian Eschweiler
3. Luka Milković

This was one of the most difficult challenges we ever proposed so really congratulations to the winners and thanks to the other partecipants!

Angelo Dell'Aera
The Honeynet Project

Forensic Challenge 9 - "Mobile Malware"

I am pleased to announce the next forensic challenge: Forensic Challenge 9 - "Mobile Malware".

The challenge has been created by by Franck Guenichot from French Chapter, Mahmud Ab Rahman and Ahmad Azizan Idris from Malaysia Chapter and Matt Erasmus from South Africa Chapter.

Submission deadline is September 4th and we will be announcing winners around the third week of September. We have a few small prizes for the top three submissions.

Have fun!

Angelo Dell'Aera
The Honeynet Project

Forensic Challenge 8 - Submission deadline passed

Folks,
the submission deadline for the Forensic Challenge 8 – “Malware Reverse Engineering” - put up by Guido Landi and Angelo Dell'Aera from the Sysenter Chapter - has passed. We have received 6 submissions and will be announcing results on Wed, Aug 31th 2011. The top three submissions will be awarded little prizes.

For your information a new Forensic Challenge will start in a few hours. This time you will be asked to dive into the mobile malware world. Stay tuned!

Angelo Dell'Aera
The Honeynet Project

Forensic Challenge 8 - "Malware Reverse Engineering" - Deadline Extended Again

We are realizing that the Forensic Challenge 8 - "Malware Reverse Engineering" - is really difficult to solve because right now we received just 5 submissions. For this reason we decided to extend the submission deadline again to July 31th.

Those who already submitted a solution before June 30th are granted the possibility to submit again thus taking advantage of this one-month extra time. Moreover a few extra bonus points will be assigned to them.

Have fun!

Angelo Dell'Aera
The Honeynet Project

Forensic Challenge 8 "Malware Reverse Engineering" - 4 days left!

Folks,
Forensic Challenge 8 "Malware Reverse Engineering" put up by Guido Landi and Angelo Dell'Aera from the Sysenter Chapter is in full swing. Submissions are due by June 30th, so if you want to participate, you have 4 days left. We award little prizes for the top three submissions! Hope to see your submission.

Angelo Dell'Aera
The Honeynet Project

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