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LinuxSecurity.com: The Honeynet Forensic Challenge

Jan 15, 2001, 15:54 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Dittrich)

[ Thanks to Benjamin D. Thomas for this link. ]

"David Dittrich, coordinator for the Forensic Challenge, outlines a contest that pits the best efforts by the blackhat community against anyone in the security community who wishes to accept it."

"Enter the Honeynet Project. One of the primary goals of the Honeynet Project is to find order in chaos by letting the attackers do their thing, and allowing the defenders to learn from the experience and improve. The latest challenge, inspired by the Honeynet Project's founder Lance Spitzner, is the Forensic Challenge. Only this time, we're opening it up to anyone who wants to join in."

"The Forensic Challenge is an effort to allow incident handlers around the world to all look at the same data -- an image reproduction of the same compromised system -- and to see who can dig the most out of that system and communicate what they've found in a concise manner. This is a nonscientific study of tools, techniques, and procedures applied to postcompromise incident handling. The challenge is to have fun, to solve a common real world problem, and for everyone to learn from the process. If what I've said already isn't enough to get you interested, Foundstone is generously offering copies of their extremely popular "Hacking Exposed" (Second Edition) book for the 20 best submissions."

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