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DEF CON 28 Hacking Conference

CONTESTS & EVENTS

CONTESTS & EVENTS

AppSec Village CtF

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

CTFs test your skills, challenge your ingenuity and push mental boundaries. But what is even MORE AWESOME than a regular CTF?

A (CTF)2!! A competition that stretches your creative mind as a task author and makes you step up your game as a task player. This year, AppSec Village @ DEF CON 28 invites you to compete in both roles!

More Info: https://www.appsecvillage.com/
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/728703600586522739
Twitter: @appsec_village

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Be the Match - registration drive

Event
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

Be the Match registration drive is returning once again! Swing by and check out one of the coolest biohacks out there, and how you could be the next person to save a life through cellular therapy.

More Info: https://bethematch.org
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711643405004046457

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Bio-Hacking - Hospital Under Siege

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

Adversaries have gained a foothold in your local hospital and are increasing their control over clinical systems and medical devices. Soon they make it clear they’re not after patient records or financial information, but are out to disrupt care delivery and put patients lives at risk. Your team received an urgent request to use your blue, red, and purple team skills to defend against the escalating attacks, attempt to unmask the adversary, and - above all - protect patient lives.

Hospital Under Siege is a scenario-driven Capture the Flag contest run by the Biohacking Village, pitting teams of participants against adversaries and against a clock, to protect human life and public safety. Participants will compete against each other on both real and simulated medical devices, in the fully immersive Biohacking Village: Device Lab, laid out as a working hospital. Teams of any size are welcome, as are players from all backgrounds and skill levels. Challenges will be tailored for all skill levels and draw from expertise areas including forensics, RF hacking, network exploitation techniques, web security, protocol reverse engineering, hardware hacking, and others. You will hack actual medical devices and play with exotic protocols like DICOM, HL7 and FHIR.

More Info: https://www.villageb.io/
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711643365120278540
Twitter: @DC_BHV

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BlanketFortCon

Event
All Con

Everyone Builds a Blanket Fort, then films a Home and Garden Style House tour of their Fort, then we vote on the best fort, prizes for the best ones. Follow @blanketfortcon on twitter or email blanketfortcon@gmail.com

More Info: blanketfortcon@gmail.com
Twitter: @blanketfortcon

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Capture The Packet (CTP)

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

Come compete in the world’s most challenging cyber defense competition based on the Aries Security Cyber Range. Tear through the challenges, traverse a hostile enterprise class network, and diligently analyze what is found in order to make it out unscathed. Not only glory, but prizes await those that emerge victorious from this upgraded labyrinth, so only the best prepared and battle hardened will escape the crucible.

Follow us on Twitter or Facebook (links below) to get notifications for dates and times your team will compete, as well as what prizes will be awarded.

@capturetp, @wallofsheep

More Info: https://www.capturethepacket.com/
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711643512625430529
Twitter: @capturetp, @wallofsheep

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Car Hacking Village CTF

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

Come learn, hack, play at the Car Hacking Village. The village is an open, collaborative space to hack actual vehicles that you don't have to worry about breaking! Don't have tools? We'll loan you some. Never connected to a car? We'll show you how. Don't know where the controllers are? We'll show you how to take it apart.

Additionally we'll host a Donkey Car race. Check out our web site for up to date info.

Want to race? Check out of full car simulator(s).

Want to learn more about automotive hacking and cyber security? Check out our talks.

Want to hack mobility scooters? Yes! We'll do that to.

Also, check out the CHV CTF.

More Info: https://www.carhackingvillage.com/
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711643596658311229
Twitter: @CarHackVillage

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CMD+CTRL CyberRange

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

CMD+CTRL has evolved! Slip into an immersive scenario, spanning an entire corporate cloud environment. Intelligent chatbots acting as skilled hackers will guide you every step of the way, as you perform recon, social engineering, data exfiltration, privilege escalation and much more. Move through websites, servers, accounts and cloud services, all in an effort to thwart an evil CEO and corrupt corporation. Just don’t get caught, or you may have to burn it all down to cover your tracks!

Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711643642388807800
Twitter: @SecInnovation

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Crack Me If You Can (CMIYC)

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

In its tenth year, the premier password cracking contest "Crack Me If You Can" is returning to DEFCON. The world's best password cracking teams are assembled and are awaiting the hardest 48 hours of their year.

Every year, the contest has a different surprise/twist. One year it was all international passwords, last year it was password rotation and BCRYPT, and 10 years ago it was capital letters. Oh the humanity!

This year the teams will be cracking hashes, generated by the CMIYC team, using plain-texts donated by famous hackers and Internet founders. Time for you to test your password cracking skills against your heroes.

Teams have 48 hours to crack as many passwords as possible using what ever resources they can legally assemble. Teams are split into "PRO" (for the large, professional password cracking teams) and "STREET" for smaller teams, or beginners.

Each year the "Crack Me If You Can" team gives away hundreds of free password cracking shirts in the Contest area.

https://contest-2020.korelogic.com/

More Info: https://contest-2020.korelogic.com/
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711644827053457478
Twitter: @CrackMeIfYouCan

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(Before Con) Creative Writing Short Story Contest

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

The DEF CON Short Story contest is a pre-con contest that is run entirely online utilizing the DEF CON forums and subreddit. This contest follows the theme of DEF CON for the year and encourages hackers to roll up their sleeves and write the best creative story that they can. The Short Story Contest encourages skills that are invaluable in the hacker’s world, but are sometimes overlooked. Creative writing in a contest setting helps celebrate creativity and originality in arenas other than hardware or software hacking and provides a creative outlet for individuals who may not have another place to tell their stories.

Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711643275584340069
Twitter: @dcshortstory

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Coindroids

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

The year is 20X5 and humanity has fallen: now there are only Coindroids. The machines we designed to manage our finances have supplanted and destroyed the human race by turning our own economy against us. Now they battle each other in the ruins of our fallen cities, driven by a single directive: money is power.

Battle your way to the top of the leaderboard by attacking rival droids and completing hidden challenges.

New to cryptocurrencies? No DEFCOIN to play with? Not a problem! Just come visit our booth in the contest area and we can help get you started.

More Info: https://www.coindroids.com
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711643539573833878
Twitter: @coindroids

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Darknet Contest

Contest
Thursday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7),Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1200 PDT (GMT -7)

Here at Darknet, We are a Real Life (RL) Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG), where we teach you real life skills and you get in-game points for it. Some may call this Gamified learning. We assume no prior knowledge on a subject, teach you the basics, then challenge you to use what you have learned. Our contest has a range of quests, starting with simple tasks and working your way up to very complex problems.

In the past we have taught you how to lock pick, crack wifi, create a PGP Key and communicate online safely, as well as soldering, programming, and code cracking, just to name a few.From there we would have sent you on quests to go to the different villages to learn something from them, and then come back and test your skills.

But alas, we have been forced underground… And while the physical aspect of the conference has moved online, so have we. This year we will be focusing on the skills you will learn, past skills you will refresh, and your interactions with the community. There will not be a points scoreboard this year. Many of you who have previously bought the Darknet 8 Badge have not unlocked the full features. We have quests for you to learn how to interact, develop, and reprogram it. It’s time to Learn, Teach, and Play Agents, are you ready?

More Info: https://dcdark.net/
Discord: https://discordapp.com/channels/708208267699945503/735849065593438248/737077762845704224
Twitter: @DCDarknet, @Holon_Network

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DEF CON Scavenger Hunt

Contest
Friday: 1000 to 2000 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 1000 to 2000 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 1000 to 1200 PDT (GMT -7)

While everyone in the world finds themselves socially distanced and in some level of quarantine, we are bringing the DEF CON Scavenger Hunt to you. As this year is so different, teams will be limited to one person.

The list will drop at 10AM on Friday, with items to produce and tasks to accomplish until the game ends at noon on Sunday. You will be competing for glory, bragging rights, and prizes (that you can pick up at the table, during the next in-person DEF CON).

More Info: http://defconscavhunt.com/
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711049278163779605
Twitter: @DefConScavHunt

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The Gold Bug – Crypto and Privacy Village Puzzle

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

Love puzzles? Need a place to exercise your classical and modern cryptography skills? This puzzle will keep you intrigued and busy throughout Defcon - and questioning how deep the layers of cryptography go.

The Gold Bug an annual Defcon puzzle hunt, focused on cryptography. You can learn about Caesar ciphers, brush up your understanding of how Enigma machines or key exchanges work, and try to crack harder modern crypto. Accessible to all - and drop by for some kids’ puzzles too! PELCGBTENCUL VF UNEQ

More Info: https://goldbug.cryptovillage.org/
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711644108837486602
Twitter: @CryptoVillage 

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Hackfortress

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

Hackfortress is a unique blend of Team Fortress 2 and a computer security contest. Teams are made up of 6 TF2 players and 4 hackers, TF2 players duke it out while hackers are busy solving puzzles. As teams start scoring they can redeem points in the hack fortress store for bonuses. Bonuses range from crits for the TF2, lighting the opposing team on fire, or preventing the other teams hackers from accessing the store.

More Info: http://hackfortress.net
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711643831275225125
Twitter: @tf2shmoo

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Hack-a-Sat

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 2359 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0000 to 2359 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0000 to 1600 PDT (GMT -7)

The United States Air Force, in conjunction with the Defense Digital Service, presents this year's Space Security Challenge, Hack-A-Sat. This challenge asks hackers from around the world to focus their skills and creativity on solving cybersecurity challenges on space systems.

Security experts from around the globe are invited to pull together a team for our Hack-A-Sat Capture the Flag contest. Participants who successfully complete a set of qualification challenges on cybersecurity and space this spring will be invited to the ultimate challenge: to (ethically) hack a satellite.

More Info: https://www.HackASat.com/
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/732393766677119087
Twitter: @hack_a_sat

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H@cker Runw@y

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

For the second year, H@ck3r Runw@y is bringing together fashionistas out there. Make it SMART, LIGHT it up, OBFUSCATE something, or be GEEKY on fleek. Enter clothing, shoes, jewelry, hats or accessories. If you wear it, the runway can handle it. Predesign entry or create something on the fly. Just do it before the stage and bring proof.

Awards will be handed out in 4 categories for predesign and one (1) for anything designed during contest hours. There will also be a People’s Choice category where the winner is anyone’s guess:

Digital (electronic, led, etc)
Smart wear (interactive, temperature sensing, mood changing, etc)
Aesthetics (3d printed, geeky wear, passive design)
Miscellaneous (obfuscation, lock picks, shims, card skimmers)
Live creations
People’s Choice

Judgement based on, but not limited to:

Uniqueness
Trendy
Practical
Couture
Creativity
Relevance
Originality
Presentation
Mastery

More Info: hack3rrunway.github.io
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711644666239647824
Twitter: @Hack3rRunway

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Ham Exams

Event
Friday: 1100 to 1700, Saturday: 1400 to 1700, Sunday: 1500 to 1700

Pre-register to take your ham radio exam remotely from the comfort of your home or wherever you happen to be and get your amateur radio license or upgrade to a new class! The fee is only $5 for DEFCON, if you happen to be a minor under 18, a student with student ID, active military or vet the fee is waived!

Friday: https://ham.study/sessions/5f0e7677295c50941c2cad5f/1
Saturday: https://ham.study/sessions/5f0e7799017958f2523dbb97/1
Sunday: https://ham.study/sessions/5f0e77d9a47e313e8e5295d9/1

Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/732733631667372103
Twitter: @DC_Ham_Exams

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HomebrewHardware Contest

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

Have you learned how to build your own hacking hardware at home? Are you etching circuit-boards in your lab, or soldering in a toaster oven in your garage? Are you hosting a MUD on your helmet, or making malicious USB hardware? Did you make something to help you in your everyday life, a unique wearable, or something really nefarious? Are you discovering what old boards do, bending circuits, or re-appropriating the innards of your local e-waste?

We want to see the awesome things you've been building over the last year.

The HomebrewHardware competition is a place to showcase your skill, techniques, and project.

Check our website and twitter for this year’s rules.

More Info: https://homebrewhardwarecontest.github.io/
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711644075110957096
Twitter: @homebrewhardwa1

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ICS Hack the Plan[e]t

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

Hack the Plan[e]t Capture the Flag (CTF) contest will feature Howdy Neighbor and the Industrial Control System (ICS) Range. Building off of last year's, the CTF will integrate both Internet of Things (IoT) and ICS environments with interactive components for competitors to test their skills and knowledge.

Howdy Neighbor is an interactive IoT CTF challenge where competitors can test their hacking skills and learn about common oversights made in development, configuration, and setup of IoT devices. Howdy Neighbor is a miniature home - made to be “smart” from basement to garage. It’s a test-bed for reverse engineering and hacking distinct consumer-focused smart devices, and to understand how the (in)security of individual devices can implicate the safety of your home or office, and ultimately your family or business. Within Howdy Neighbor there are over 25 emulated or real devices and over 50 vulnerabilities that have been staged as challenges. Each of the challenges are of varying levels to test a competitors ability to find vulnerabilities in an IoT environment. Howdy Neighbor’s challenges are composed of real or simulated devices controlled by an App or Network interface and additional hardware sensors; each Howdy Neighbor device contains multiple staged vulnerabilities which when solved present a key for scoring/reporting that it was discovered.

In the same vein, this CTF challenge will also leverage the ICS Village’s ICS Ranges including physical and virtual environments to provide an additional testbed for more advanced challenges in critical infrastructure and ICS environments. New this year, there will be integrated elements from DHS/CISA with their newly built mobile environments that are realistically miniaturized assets (ie - operational oil and natural gas pipeline, etc.) and will be the first they’ll be opened to the public for hacking.

More Info: https://www.icsvillage.com
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711643691877531698
Twitter: @ICS_Village

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Defcon Ham Radio Fox Hunting Contest

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

- In the world of amateur radio, groups of hams will often put together a transmitter hunt (also called "fox hunting") in order to hone their radio direction finding skills to locate one or more hidden radio transmitters broadcasting. The Defcon Fox Hunt will require participants to locate a number of hidden radio transmitters broadcasting at very low power which are hidden throughout the conference. Each transmitter will provide a clue or one time use ticket which will prove the player found the fox transmitter. A map with rough search areas will be given to participants to guide them on their hunt. Additional hints and tips will be provided throughout Defcon at the contest table to help people who find themselves stuck. A small prize to be determined will be given to each participant who locates all of the foxes each day. In previous years a custom made embroidered velcro-backed patch was given out or a "fun" trophy. The patches are always a big hit so it's likely we'll do that again this year if selected.

More Info: defcon27foxhunt.com
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711645275902574633
Twitter: @richsentme

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OpenSOC Blue Team CTF

Contest
Friday: 1000 to 2359 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0000 to 2359 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1200 PDT (GMT -7)

OpenSOC is a Digital Forensics, Incident Response (DFIR), and Threat Hunting challenge meant to teach and test practical incident response skills in an environment that closely resembles a real enterprise network. This virtual environment is representative of what you would find in an enterprise network, including: workstations, servers, firewalls, email, web browsing, user activity, etc. Simulated users are browsing the Internet, downloading files, watching videos, and accessing LAN resources. This creates a high-fidelity training environment for unleashing real-world attacks and testing responders’ abilities to filter and detect malicious activity on the network. This isn’t just another CTF. We’ve built this platform to train real-world responders to handle real-world situations, and each year we incorporate new scenarios that are modeled after threat actors and breaches experienced by the OpenSOC team. From APT attacks using 0-days and heavily weaponized shellcode to sneaky lateral movement and exfiltration techniques, we expose contestants to a wide-range of techniques that we see actively used in the wild.We encourage team participation, and always have folks on hand to assist those just getting started out.Even better - 100% of the security tools demonstrated within OpenSOC are Free and/or Open Source! These projects include Velociraptor, Sysmon, osquery, Suricata, Moloch, pfSense and Graylog + ELK bringing it all together in an awesome way. This allows our contestants to not only have fun at DEF CON, but also learn skills and tools they can take back to work on Monday.

The Challenge:· Given an initial IOC (indicator of compromise), identify attacks that are being carried out against and within the enterprise environment, pivoting between key artifacts· Trace the attackers throughout the kill chain, submitting key IOCs and observables to the scoreboard as you reveal their tactics.· Reverse engineer any artifacts connected to hostile activities.· Perform forensics analysis on PCAPs (Packet Captures), memory images, etc.· Win awesome prizes, learn new skills, and get experience with some of the best Open Source tools for SecOps!

More Info: https://opensoc.io
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711644213170667562
Twitter: @Recon_InfoSec

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No Tech Talks

Event
Saturday: 1800 to 2000 PDT (GMT -7)

No tech? No problem. Come tell your no-tech stories here. It’s like karaoke, except without the music, or cheesy lyrics, or singing. OK, it’s not exactly like karaoke but it’ll still be entertaining. Suggested theme: “Discovery” and “Apocalypse”

Selected speakers will get 15 minutes to tell their stories on the Discord voice channel, and audience members will be able to ask questions, or discuss on the text channel.

Join us here: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/733562213796937728/737022326226288662

The sign up form won’t be open until the night of the event, participation will be first come first serve, and subject to moderation.

Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/733562213796937728/737022326226288662

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The Schemaverse Championship

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

The Schemaverse [skee-muh vurs] is a space battleground that lives inside a PostgreSQL database. Mine the hell out of resources and build up your fleet of ships, all while trying to protect your home planet. Once you're ready, head out and conquer the map from other DEF CON rivals.

This unique game gives you direct access to the database that governs the rules. Write SQL queries directly by connecting with any supported PostgreSQL client or use your favourite language to write AI that plays on your behalf. This is DEF CON of course so start working on your SQL Injections - anything goes!

More Info: https://schemaverse.com
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711644182116040784
Twitter: @schemaverse

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SEATF: Maritime Hacking CTF

Contest
Friday: 0600 ot 1600 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0600 ot 1600 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0600 ot 1600 PDT (GMT -7)

Fathom5’s Maritime-Industrial CTF event allows competitors to gain hands-on experience hacking real maritime hardware in a controlled environment using Fathom5’s Grace maritime cybersecurity testbed. Grace is an accessible, realistic configuration of maritime systems where competitors complete challenges in a simulated afloat environment, with real ICS components and fieldbus protocols. The Grace testbed replicates a series of different maritime-industrial environments, including navigation, fire main, and hydraulic steering systems. The testbed makes both physical and simulated components available to competitors in order to replicate performance of maritime systems at lifelike scale. The CTF challenges scale from novice to expert-level on both IT and OT fronts such that competitors can gain experience on either side of the system. This CTF event has been deployed at DEFCON 27 (Aug 2019) as part of the Hack The Sea Village v1.0 and at HACKtheMACHINE-NYC (Sept 2019). It is also planned for to be deployed at DEFC ON 28 and HACKtheMACHINE- Atlanta in Aug 2020. This CTF can support approximately 20 teams of 3-5 individuals concurrently and typically takes 14 hours for skilled teams to navigate the challenges. The number of teams, size of teams, and depth of challenges can be adjusted to fit within host event timelines.

Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711644244753776640

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IoT Village's SOHOpelessly Broken CTF Contest

Contest
Friday: 1000 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7),Saturday: 1000 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 1000 to 1400 PDT (GMT -7)

In this 3 time DEF CON Black Badge CTF hosted in IoT Village, players compete against one another by exploiting off-the-shelf IoT devices. These 25+ devices all have known vulnerabilities, but to successfully exploit these devices requires lateral thinking, knowledge of networking, and competency in exploit development. CTFs are a great experience to learn more about security and test your skills, so join up in a team (or even by yourself) and compete for fun and prizes! Exploit as many as you can during the con and the top three teams will be rewarded.

More Info: https://www.iotvillage.org/
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711644307597164665
Twitter: @IoTvillage
Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/iotvillage

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TeleChallenge

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 2359 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0000 to 2359 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0000 to 1200 PDT (GMT -7)

It’s Election 2020! The national vote-by-phone polls are about to open and it’s a knock down, drag-out battle of political wits between Presidential candidates Michael Key and Founder Jack Carson, VC. DEF CON hackers, team up and take to the phones: lie, cheat, and steal your way to the ultimate victory. Every hacker vote counts—so vote early and often!

More Info: https://telechallenge.org
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711644470063399012
Twitter: @TeleChallenge

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ULTIMATE Secure Coding Throwdown

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 2359 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0000 to 2359 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0000 to 1600 PDT (GMT -7)

Are. You. Ready? Head to the AppSec battlefield and prove that you are the ultimate secure coding champion. Go head-to-head with your peers as you test your web application security knowledge of the OWASP Top 10. Strut your skills. Crush the competition. Score excellent prizes and take home the title of Secure Code Warrior!

Players will be presented with a series of vulnerable code challenges that will ask them to identify the problem, locate the insecure code, and fix the vulnerability. Select from a range of software languages to complete the tournament, including Java EE, Java Spring, C# MVC, C# WebForms, Ruby on Rails, Python Django, Scala Play & Node.JS. It’s gamified, it’s relevant, but most of all - it’s fun.

Watch as you earn points and climb to the top of the real-time leaderboard during the event. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 point scorers, with one security superhero being crowned the ultimate Secure Code Warrior. Will it be you?

Psst: Want to test your secure coding skills at your own pace, without the competition? You’re welcome to come along and join the fun

More Info: SCW.IO/Trial
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/
Twitter: @scw.io/trial

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Wireless Capture the Flag

Contest
Friday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Saturday: 0900 to 1800 PDT (GMT -7), Sunday: 0900 to 1700 PDT (GMT -7)

Do you have what it takes to hack WiFi, Bluetooth, and Software Defined Radio (SDR)?

RF Hackers Sanctuary (the group formerly known as Wireless Village) is once again holding the Wireless Capture the Flag (WCTF) at DEF CON.

We cater to both those who are new to radio communications as well as to those who have been playing for a long time. We are looking for inexperienced players on up to the SIGINT secret squirrels to play our games. The WCTF can be completely done with a little knowledge, a pen tester’s determination, and $40 or $4000 worth of equipment; the key is to read the clues and determine the goal of each challenge.

Each WCTF event begins with a presentation: How to WCTF. There will be clues everywhere, and we will provide periodic updates. Make sure you pay attention to what’s happening at the WCTF desk, on Twitter @wctf_us, @rfhackers, and the interwebz, etc. If you have a question - ASK! We may or may not answer at our discretion.

More Info: https://wctf.us/
Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711644270976696380
Twitter: @wctf_us

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Whose Slide is It Anyway

Event
Saturday: 2000 to 2200 PDT (GMT -7)

“Whose Slide Is It Anyway?”” is an unholy union of improv comedy, hacking and slide deck sado-masochism. Our team of slide monkeys will create a stupid amount of short slide decks on whatever nonsense tickles our fancies. Slides are not exclusive to technology, they can and will be about anything. Contestants will take the stage and choose a random number corresponding to a specific slide deck. They will then improvise a minimum 5 minute / maximum 10 minute lightning talk, becoming instant subject matter experts on whatever topic/stream of consciousness appears on the screen.

But....why?
Whether you delight in the chaos of watching your fellow hackers squirm or would like to sacrifice yourself to the Contest Gods, it’s a night of schadenfreude for the whole family.

Oh, and prizes. Lots and lots of prizes.

Sign ups will be the day of the contest with some special ways to secure your spot early.

Discord: https://discord.com/channels/708208267699945503/711644337942822925

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War Story Bunker

Event
Friday: 1800 to 2000 PDT (GMT -7)

One of our favorite parts of DEF CON every year is hearing about what other hackers have been up with harrowing tales of red team exercises gone wrong, or so very right. We’ve also heard of valiant efforts of defense from our blue team folks while waiting in Linecon. Do you have a cool “war story” to share? Would you like to listen to some fun stories from your fellow hackers? This is the place to be. Join the DEF CON CFP Board, Goons, and fellow hackers around the bunker.

Selected speakers will get 15 minutes to tell their stories on the Discord voice channel, and audience members will be able to ask questions, or discuss on the text channel.

Join us here:
https://discordapp.com/channels/708208267699945503/733562251285495818/736711109037522944

The sign up form won’t be open until the night of the event, participation will be first come first serve, and subject to moderation.

Discord: https://discordapp.com/channels/708208267699945503/733562251285495818/736711109037522944

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