t2’15 Challenge winners

Richard Baranyi (Crypto wizard23) from Slovakia was the first one to solve the t2’15 Challenge. Well done! Congratulations!

The elegant write-up trophy goes to Juha Kivekäs, Finland. His write-up will be published soon so you’ll have a change to evaluate the submission yourself.

Congratulations to both winners! We would also like to thank each one of you who participated. Last but not least. if you have an interesting idea for t2’16 Challenge, please let us know – authors get a free admission to the conference among other perks ;)

t2’15 Challenge write-up submission deadline is 2015-10-17 10:00 EEST

This is just a short note to let you know that the deadline for t2’15 Challenge write-up submissions is 2015-10-17 10:00 EEST, after which the creators of the Challenge will select the winner.

Please remember that the criteria for the selection is the elegance of the answer. The solution must include a detailed description of methods and tools used. If you don’t know the definition of elegance – please check out the winning write-ups from previous years.

99 problems but a free ticket ain’t one

Three and half weeks until t2’15. We’re sold out but we didn’t sell out. The hard limit of 99 attendees is the corner stone of the conference and come hell or high water, it’s here to stay.

It’s also the reason we think now is a good time to remind those who plan on attending t2’16 to sneak those figures into next year’s budget. After that, it’s just a case of “We had this discussion last October” and “Our training budget accounts for t2, lobby bar and/or random 0day”. Some of the more veteran attendees have taken this a step further and just labeled the cost as threat intel. After all, it’s the one budget category where you can pour in money and nobody questions the spending or the results.

Speaking of money, we’d like to see Lester Freamon’s take on attribution when it comes to those annoyingly pedestrian toolkits.