Digital Forensics Challenge 2019

A new digital forensics challenge hosted by the Korean Institute of Information Security & Cryptology (KIISC), the Digital Forensics Challenge 2019 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 for each problem should be submitted with your detailed write-ups. There are five subcategories in this challenge: Anti-Forensics, Incident response, Mobile & Internet of Things, Artifact and MISC.

Each category contains five problems that are equivalent to 100, 200, 300, 400, or 500 score.

• 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 solutionThe Tech Contest allows participants to freely suggest new methods in forensic analysis. This project is looking for previously unpublished forensic techniques. The goal is to identify new opportunities to help investigators discover clues to solve real cases. All submissions must include a detailed response that explains the type of information stored and how it can be reproduced.

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Major topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Digital profiling
• Image classification using AI
• Virtual machine forensics
• SSD analysis
• Portable OS artifacts
• Bootable USB forensics
• Tracking cryptocurrency accounts
• Analysis of remote control apps
• Cloud forensics
• Darkweb forensics
• IoT forensics
• IVI(In-Vehicle Infotainment) system forensics
• Bad USB detection
• BIOS/UEFI forensics
• Full wiping countermeasure
• FDE(Full Disk Encryption) countermeasure
• FBE(File Based Encryption) countermeasure
• Secure messenger (Signal, Telegram, WhatsApp, QQ, etc.)
• Vulnerability of authentication and authorization for smart devices using Bio-features

The submission deadline is September 30, 2019 KST.

Prize details can be found here.

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