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Magnet Virtual Summit 2024 Capture The Flag

Hi! This is Jessica Hyde and I am so excited to announce our plans for the Magnet Virtual Summit Capture the Flag (CTF) powered by Hexordia.

What is the Magnet Virtual Summit CTF? It is a gamified learning opportunity to test your skills with digital forensics challenges. Forensic Images of multiple pieces of evidence are made available to participants along with a variety of challenge questions based on the data set. Participants can use any tools they like to answer a variety of questions which range in point value depending on degree of difficulty.

These challenges are designed for all skill levels from novice to advanced. I have been having a blast working with our amazing interns Alayna Cash, A’zariya Daniels, Natan Eliezer, James Nicholls, and Derek Farrell from the Champlain Digital Forensics Association building this year’s CTF. We are so excited about the new images and questions that will be released. We can’t wait till you see what we have in store!

Capture The Flag Workshop

For those interested in learning tips and tricks for competing in the CTF, Jessica Hyde and multi-CTF champion Kevin Pagano will be leading a virtual workshop prior to the event to help folks prepare. We will share tips and strategies on how to succeed in a CTF event. Be sure to check out this session if you are participating. The online session will be on Wednesday Feb 28 at 12:00PM ET.

Magnet Virtual Summit CTF

Wednesday, March 6 from 11:00AM – 2:00PM ET Online

This event is open to all Magnet Virtual Summit attendees. Forensic images will be released to registrants the week before to allow time to download, process, and review evidence ahead of the event.

This event is open to everyone worldwide. Register here to join in the fun!

Prizes

First Place:

  • Magnet Merchandise Store Gift Card
  • Magnet Forensics CTF Challenge Coin
  • Hexordia Mobile Forensics Analysis (HMFA) – Virtual Live
  • Hexordia Prize Pack
  • Champlain College Digital Forensic Association Patch and Coin

Second Place:

  • Hexordia Data Structures Course (HDSC) – Virtual Live
  • Magnet Merchandise Store Gift Card
  • Magnet Forensics CTF Challenge Coin
  • Hexordia Prize Pack
  • Champlain College Digital Forensic Association Patch and Coin

Third Place

  • Magnet Merchandise Store Gift Card
  • Magnet Forensics CTF Challenge Coin
  • Hexordia Prize Pack
  • Champlain College Digital Forensic Association Patch and Coin
An image of the Magnet Forensics CTF Challenge Coin Prize.

Just like previous years, if a perfect score is not obtained by the end of the CTF, an additional prize will be added for the First to Finish!

Want to Play?

Register for the CTF as part of the Magnet Virtual Summit.

Be sure to register early as images will be released ahead of time to allow time for processing and advanced exploration. Also be sure to follow me on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Mastodon as I will be sharing posts that may contain helpful clues or references.

A special thank you once again to our fabulous CTF sponsors and the Champlain Digital Forensics Association. We look forward to seeing you at the Magnet Virtual Summit CTF. Good luck, everyone!

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