The competition has been extended through April 17, 2022!
In this Cyber Quest, the theme is insider threats and tools of the
trade. Participants will be provided with network packet capture files
and other forensic artifacts that they must analyze to identify clues
and tie insider actions together. Participants will have to answer
questions about CVEs, exfiltration techniques, data loss and even use
advanced grep/regex skills. The quiz is designed for a new to
intermediate skill level player, and questions can be answered using the
Wireshark packet analysis tool, common CLI tools, and simple internet
Before you begin, please download the following ZIP file, containing multiple files and folders to analyze:
Spring 2022 Cyber Quest Resources File
Registration will open on February 25, 2022, and will close on April 17, 2022. The quiz will be available from February 25, 2022 until April 17, 2022. Registered users will each have three attempts to take the quiz. For each of your three attempts, you will have 24 hours from the time you begin the quiz to complete it, and you may only submit your answers once per attempt. For each attempt, you must submit the answers within 24 hours of when you start, or by 11:59pm PDT on April 17, 2022 (whichever comes first). If you still have the quiz open in your browser at closing time, or if you leave the quiz and don't come back to submit, it will automatically submit whatever answers you have entered so far. If you stay on the same page for more than four hours, your session may time out. Your answers on each page will be automatically saved every five minutes, and when you click the Next button at the bottom of each page. You may leave and come back, but you must come back to finish before time expires or the quiz closes!
Rankings will be determined based on who achieves the highest score in the shortest amount of time. In the event of a tie score, the shortest time is the winner. Your highest score among your three attempts will be counted as your final score. The time is calculated based on when you first open the quiz and when you submit your final answers; the timer DOES NOT stop if you leave and come back! For example, if you start the quiz at 2:00pm, work on it for an hour, then come back the next day at 1:00pm and submit your final answers at 1:05pm, your time would be 23:05:00.
Any user found to have registered for more than one account, or users found to have shared answers, will be disqualified and ineligible for any awards, prizes, scholarships or other opportunities presented as a result of Cyber Quests.
Are you ready for the challenge? Take the Cyber Quest challenge to compete for an invitation to one of the 2022 USCC Cyber Camps, which are scheduled throughout the summer around the country. Please visit the U.S. Cyber Challenge Website for details and locations. Additional awards, prizes and scholarships may become available. While all are welcome to participate in the competition, camp invitations, awards, prizes and scholarships are available to U.S. residents only at this time.
Technical Support questions about the challenge should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, please keep in mind that we will not give answers to the quiz itself.