Router Hacking Contests and More

= Upcoming Event Schedule =

Village and/or Contest Appearances

Event Activities Date
ToorCon at The Westin San Diego, CA CTF Oct. 15-16, 2016
BSidesDC at the Renaissance in DC CTF Oct. 22-23, 2016
RSA Moscone Center San Francisco, CA IoT Sandbox Feb. 13-17, 2017
CypherCon DiscoveryWorld, Milwaukee, WI CTF March 30-31, 2017
BSidesCharm Convention Center Baltimore, MD CTF April 29-30, 2017
HackerLab Engine-4 Bayamón, Puerto Rico CTF May 20, 2017
DEF CON 25 Caesar's Las Vegas, NV Full Talks & Contests July 27-30, 2017
ToorCon at The Westin San Diego, CA CTF Sept. 1, 2017
DerbyCon 7.0 Louisville Kentucky CTF Sept. 22, 2017
BSidesDC at the Renaissance in DC Village CTF Oct. 6-8, 2017
BSidesPhilly at Drexel University Village CTF Dec. 2-3, 2017


A DEFCON 24 Black Badge ctf, players compete against one another by exploiting off-the-shelf IoT devices. These 15+ 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 over the weekend and the top three teams will be rewarded.


The Zero-Day track is focused on the discovery and demonstration of new exploits (0-day vulnerabilities). This track relies on the judging of newly discovered attacks against embedded electronic devices. Devices that are eligible for the contest can be found here and you can start submitting entries now! The winners who score the highest on their judged entries will be rewarded with cash prizes.


We've had successful contests at DEFCON, DerbyCon, BSidesDC, ToorCon, HopeX and more. If you have a venue where a contest might be appropriate, let us know. We are planning a variety of formats and new challenges, and we are always open to suggestions.
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