Final scores are in!
Congratulations Teams! You have done it again, showcased your talent and creativity by your submissions to this year's 2010 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge. This challenge showed an increased participation of 71 submitting teams, up from the 44 submitting teams from the previous Challenge year. View the general announcement for participating teams, list of winners, or the final scoreboard to see how your team ranked overall and by prize!
Down to the wire! Last day!
With the final hours ticking down, we are in the last day of submissions! All solutions are due before 11:59:59 PM EST on November 1st, 2010.
Make sure to upload all your solutions, completed or incomplete. We do award points of partial solutions! It can be the difference to make or break winning one of the 11 prizes available!
10 days left till submissions are due!
With 10 days left, all submissions are due before 11:59:59 PM EST on November 1st, 2010. Upload your submissions individually or as a package to DC3 before the deadline! Any submissions dated November 2nd, 2010 will not be graded. Good luck out there!
1,000 teams approved to play
We welcome our 1,000th team to the 2010 DC3 Challenge, Team Dynamite! With over 600 U.S. teams and less than 400 international teams, we thank all teams that have registered and are playing. Make sure to check out the press page for the most recent articles about the DC3 Challenge.
DC3 Challenge video by Pentagon Channel's "Around the Services"
As part of Challenge.gov, the 2010 DC3 Challenge has been featured by Pentagon Channel's "Around the Services" for its fresh ideas and input in seeking brightest stars. Watch the video on YouTube and learn more about DC3, digital forensics, the DC3 Challenge, and Challenge.gov. Be sure to check out Challenge.gov for other opportunities available!
DC3 Challenge is now part of Challenge.gov launch
The DC3 Challenge is now one of the first US Federal Government challenges launching on a new online platform that empowers the Federal Government to bring the best ideas and top talent to bear on our nation`s most pressing problems. Unveiled today by the White House, Challenge.gov is the latest milestone in the Administration`s commitment to use prizes and challenges to spur innovation by tapping into the wisdom and experience of the American people.
60 Days left for your DC3 Challenge Submissions!
Today marks the last 60 days available to submit your solutions for the 2010 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge. With 11 possible prizes being offered from our sponsors and the 22 individual challenges, increase your chances by uploading your completed challenges now before November 2nd, 2010! You can also upload partial solutions that you have completed.
Updates to 2010 Challenge Rules v1.4
With the increasing number of individual Challenge submissions by teams, we have updated the rules for the 2010 Challenge. This now allows teams to upload either individual Challenge submissions over time or to continue submitting all of their challenges as one submission packet like previous years. After September 15th, any uploads will be considered final and no revisions allowed!
Over 800+ approved teams with less than 3 months left
With the addition of the 100+ UK teams from the announcement of the Cyber Security Challenge UK and recent press on Cyber Security, the 2010 DC3 Challenge is now over 500 U.S. Only teams and 335 International teams in over 49 countries. With less than 3 months left, make sure to start uploading your completed Challenges now.
Cyber Security Challenge UK sponsors the 2010 DC3 Challenge
The Cyber Security Challenge UK and DC3 have partnered together for the 2010 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge to provide two prizes for top UK team participating in DC3 Challenge. More information can be found in our press release of this exciting event!
JHU/CyberWatch sponsors the 2010 DC3 Challenge
John Hopkins Carey Business School, CyberWatch, and DC3 have partnered together for the 2010 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge to provide recognition and awards for Undergraduate Student teams attending U.S. Community Colleges. Updates to the prizes and rules cover this new sponsorship.
EC-Council sponsors the 2010 DC3 Challenge
EC-Council and DC3 have partnered for the 2010 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge to provide passes to the Hacker Halted 2011 Conference and paid training fees with their online training. These prizes will be available for each of the following team categories: internationally for Civilian and Commerical teams and U.S. only for Government and Military teams.
500+ approved teams with 6 months left
With the increased exposure of the U.S. Cyber Challenge, the DC3 Challenge is now over 500 approved teams in over 47 U.S. states and 37 countries. Make sure to sign up today to get a head start before the summer rush. November is only 6 months away!
3 U.S. States to Host 2010 USCC Camps
For the summer of 2010, the states of California, New York, and Delaware have officially announced the startup of the U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) Camps. These camps are a great opportunities!
- California: Cal Poly Pomona on July 19-23
- New York: Polytechnica Institue of New York University on July 26-30
- Delware: Wilmington University on August 9-13
Challenge is now over 400 approved teams
Since the launch of the 2010 Challenge in December, over 400 teams have been vetted to play this year for the DC3, SANS, and IMPACT prizes. Turnout has increased due new media coverage of the U.S. Cyber Challenge participations in NetWars and CyberPatriot Defense competitions.
SANS expanded its prizes to U.S. Graduate students
Announced at the 2010 DoD Cyber Crime Conference, the SANS Institute has expanded its prizes to U.S. graduates that participate in the 2010 DC3 Challenge. Updates to the prizes and rules cover this expansion for U.S. Citizens.
Over 190+ teams have registered
Within the first week of the 2010 Challenge, over 190+ teams have registered for the 2010 Challenge! Approval emails and download logins will be going out within the next business day as we catch up from this "cyber rush" of registrations.
Updates to the 2010 Challenge Rules v1.1
After lessons learned and feedback received from the 2009 Challenge, we have adjusted the rules for the 2010 Challenge to cover several new conditions and clarifications affecting registration, intellectual property, and data used for promotion of the DC3 Challenge. Please make sure to read up and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Under 18? Permission to Participate Form required!
Due to legal requirements, one new item this year to the rules is the requirement for all persons under the age of 18 to have a completed Permission to Participate Form, regardless of country, to be provided as part of their team's registration. Parents/guardians will be required to be complete these forms and either fax or email back us.
Registration opens for the 2010 Challenge
As a new first, the 2010 Challenge has now opened registration to December 15th, 2009 instead of our typical March start date for the contest. This provides all contestants a 3+ month head start for our submissions date on November 2nd, 2010.
New level of challenges for 2010
Working in the Digital Forensic fields daily, DC3 has added to its 2010 Challenge a new level category: Level 500. This level of difficulty was added to meet the needs of the community for tools and techniques to resolve common digital forensic challenges we face in the field.
DC3 2010 Challenge adds a new partner
New for the 2010 Challenge, DC3 has partnered with the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School for the development of digital forensic challenges for high schools and colleges. More information about the the Carey Business School can be found on our Challenge partner page.
Challenge featured in Armed with Science podcast
In episode #47, Jim Christy, director of Future Exploration for Defense Department Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Christy discussed why he created the DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge over 4 years ago and the future plans for the additional challenges. A must "read" for anybody in the Digital Forensics community!
U.S. Cyber Challenge Multimedia
- 2010 DoD Cyber Crime Conference Opening Video (DC3.mil)
- Netwars: Hotshot hackers compete (CNN.com)
- Armed with Science - Episode #47: DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge (PentagonChannel.mil)
- Governments Battle to Stay Ahead of Threats on Internet, 'The Great Leveler' (PBS)
- Around the Services - Sept 14, 2010: Brightest Stars (PentagonChannel.mil)