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
DerbyCon 7.0 Louisville Kentucky CTF Sept. 2017


This is an at-con capture the flag style contest where contestants will be pitted against 15+ off-the-shelf SOHO routers and IoT devices, hardened, but with known vulnerabilities. Contestants must identify weaknesses and exploit these devices to gain control. Pop as many as you can over the weekend to win cash and gift cards. Details


The Zero-Day track is focused on the discovery and demonstration of real exploits (i.e., 0-day vulnerabilities). This track relies on the judging of newly discovered, real attacks against embedded electronic devices. Details


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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