Digital Forensics Challenge 2018

A new digital forensics challenge hosted by the Korean Institute of Information Security & Cryptology (KIISC), the Digital Forensics Challenge 2018 aims to expand knowledge of computer forensics and contribute to the field. The challenge has two main categories: a Digital Forensics Challenge and a Tech Contest. Participants can take part in one or both competitions.

In the Digital Forensics Challenge, an answer sheet should be submitted with your responses to the problems described. There are five subcategories in this challenge: Anti-Forensics, Incident Response, Internet of Things, Volume, and Artifacts.Each category contains five problems that can earn you between 100 and 500 points.

• 100-point problem : Problems that can be solved using known theories and tools
• 200-point problem : The theory is not as widely known as the 100 point problem, but it can be solved easily by knowing the principle
• 300-point problem : Problems requiring analysis know-how as they may be time consuming with known tools
• 400-point problem : Problems requiring new tool implementation. The solution is known to some extent, but it can not be solved by existing tools alone
• 500-point problem : Problems with an unknown solution.

The Tech Contest allows participants to freely suggest new methods in forensic analysis. No problem is given for this contest; the goal is to identify new ways to help investigators solve cases. All submissions must include a detailed response that explains the type of information stored and how it can be reproduced. Major topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Digital Profiling
• Deepfake Detection
• Darkweb Crawling
• BIOS/UEFI Malware
• ReFS | APFS FileSystem
• Cloud Forensics
• VM Forensics
• Full Wiping Countermeasure
• FDE (Full Disk Encryption)
• Secure Messenger (Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, QQ, etc.)
• Portable OS Artifacts

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The submission deadline is October 31, 2018 KST.

Prize details can be found here.

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