April 17, 2019
2drunk2hack, Competitive Intelligence, Best Reverser: traditional PHDays contests

Just one month left until PHDays 9 starts. Arrangement of presentations is in full swing, preparations for The Standoff and other contests are underway. We have already announced some new contests like Industrial Ninja, IDS Bypass, and ESCalation Story. Of course, this year our traditional hacking contests, like Best Reverser, Competitive Intelligence, and 2drunk2hack, will be held as well.

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April 17, 2019
Two new contests at PHDays: bypassing an IDS and hacking a plant

As we said before, at PHDays 9 participants can test their strength in various applied security workshops. But this is not yet the full extent of the contests. Two new contests—Industrial Ninja and IDS Bypass—were recently added to the list.

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April 12, 2019
ESCalation Story online forensics contest to start April 22

Want to test your mettle at investigating cybersecurity incidents? Take part in the ESCalation Story online contest, which will be held in the run-up to Positive Hack Days. The contest will take place via Telegram from April 22 through May 15. Winners will get prizes from the PT Expert Security Center.

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April 12, 2019
The Standoff: new twists added to a PHDays favorite

At this year's Positive Hack Days, teams of attackers, defenders, and security operations centers will wage cyberbattle in The Standoff for the fourth time. But this year, the organizers have some changes in store.

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March 28, 2019
New additions to PHDays competitions: More theory and practice

The competitive program of Positive Hack Days 9 promises to be packed. In addition to the traditional contests, there will be applied security competitions of various difficulty held in a workshop format. This means that during a couple hours contestants will acquire basic knowledge of some aspect and will immediately use that knowledge.

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March 26, 2019
New to PHDays: defensive track from the PT ESC team

This year, PHDays will include a special track for digital defenders! Our forum has tended to concentrate more on about attacks, vulnerabilities, and hacking techniques, and less on protection. To close that gap, we have created a special technical track named thrEat reSearch Camp for presentations about incident response, threat intelligence, threat hunting, OSINT, and malware analysis.

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March 18, 2019
PHDays talks to include eavesdropping on videoconferences, new version of GhostTunnel, and Java Card attacks

Our review board has been hard at work sorting through proposals for talks at Positive Hack Days. We encourage would-be speakers to apply soon: the call for papers closes on March 31. Recently we announced a highlighted speaker at PHDays 9, prominent GSM security researcher Karsten Nohl. Today we present the first group of speakers whose talks have already made the cut.

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