PHDays online contests: let there be CTF
April 13, 2017
Participation in online contests is a great opportunity to get into the right mood for PHDays. In early May, as a part of preparation for the forum, CTF, HackQuest (from Wallarm), and Competitive Intelligence contests will be held. Presents and free invitations to PHDays are at stake.
The traditional contest HackQuest will be held from May 1 till May 13. This time, it is organized by Wallarm. Participants should solve as many hacking tasks as possible in a short time. The tasks are based on real vulnerabilities discovered in the last year. By the way, this will be the first time participants will have to contend ... with neural networks. Winners will receive souvenirs and free tickets for PHDays.
The motto of the Competitive Intelligence contest is "keep on seeking, and you will find." Any participant will be able to check how fast he or she is in searching for information on the internet. But in contrast to previous years, they will need to find information on IoT devices, not on people. The contest will be held for three days, from May 14 till May 16.
Some participants longed for the good old CTF. This year, no one will leave disappointed. On May 12 and 13, an online CTF will be held in the attack/defense format. The contest is organized the Hackerdom team. The main topic of the forum is the internet of things. You can register at http://ctf.phdays.com. Winners will get valuable presents and invitations for the forum. Get your things packed!
The PHDays contest program will be published soon. Stay tuned!
The forum will take place on May 23 and 24, 2017, at the Moscow World Trade Center. You can register and buy tickets here. The price for the full 2-day conference is 9,600 rubles, and 7,337 rubles for one day.
The forum's partners are Microsoft, IBM, Infotecs, R-Vision, Solar Security and Axoft; the business partners is MONT; among technology partners are Cisco, CompTek, ARinteg, Qrator, and Wallarm; the Standoff partners are PaloAlto, ICL System technologies, Beyond Security; the Standoff participants are Informzaschita, Advanced Monitoring, Jet Infosystems and CROC; the general information partner is the news agency TASS.