Router Hacking Contests and More

= Upcoming Event Schedule =

Village and/or Contest Appearances

Event Activities Date
CypherCon Milwaukee, WI Village CTF April 12-13, 2018
BSidesSF San Francisco, CA Village CTF April 15-16, 2018
RSAC San Francisco, CA IoT Sandbox April 18-20, 2018
BSidesCharm Maryland Village CTF April 28-29, 2018
HackerLab Engine-4 Bayamón, Puerto Rico CTF June 9, 2018
DEF CON Caesar's Las Vegas, NV Village Talks & Contests August 10-12, 2018
ToorCon at The Westin San Diego, CA Village CTF September 14-16, 2018
DerbyCon 7.0 Louisville Kentucky Village CTF October 5-7, 2018
IoT Security Summit Dallas, Texas Training Workshop on CTF Network October 15, 2018
BSidesDC at the Renaissance in DC Village CTF October 26-28, 2018
BSidesPhilly at Drexel University Village CTF December 2018


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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