DC3 Challenge is a call to the digital forensics community to pioneer new investigative tools, techniques and methodologies.
Scenario-based Progressive Level Challenges
Challenges with a solution well known to experienced examiners (e.g. File Signatures, Suspicious Software, Hashing Metadata, etc.)
Challenges with a solution, but having a degree of difficulty (e.g. Data Hiding, File Headers, Passwords, Registry, etc.)
Difficult challenges that may have a solution, but it is not well known (e.g. Encryption, Parsing, etc.)
Challenges with no known solution (e.g. Communcation Recovery/Parsing, Concealment of information within computer files, etc.)
We evaluated the points for each challenge based on the complexity of what an examiner normally runs into and has to adjust for/extract/scrutinize in an analysis of those file types for examination problems.