InfoVisContest

InfoVisContest

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Information Security Visualization Contest - hack.lu 2009

Information security visualization plays a vital role in information security especially to ease the interpretation of collected information and take the appropriate action. For the hack.lu 2009 conference, we make a contest to visualize data collected (network and tty captures) in a honeypot. The rules are very simple and you can win a free ticket and the opportunity to talk about your visualization during the hack.lu 2009 conference.

additional contest during the conference

  • Submission conditions
  • deadline: Friday, October 30 12:00 (noon) CET
  • submit to: jan.monsch(-)iplosion.com
  • single submission by multiple persons possible
  • released under
    • text, images, ...: creative commons license: BY-SA
    • code: BSD, MIT or GPL license
    • Winner announcement and prize handover
  • Friday, October 30 around 17:00 CET
  • Legal recourse is excluded


data set

The data set is from a ssh-based honeypot and composed of two parts :

  • A full frame pcap file (708MB - SHA1:f84ea94bcc952f2e42aa1cceb41b4448e64f528b)
  • TTY output (3.2MB - SHA1:b75304e672874914de3669748b4c1926bb3213c3) (collected using a modified tty kernel layer) stored in a SQLite database with the following format :
TABLE spty (
id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY AUTOINCREMENT NOT      NULL, 
msgtype INTEGER NOT NULL, 
ptsname CHAR(8) NOT NULL, 
cnt INTEGER    NOT NULL, 
msg BLOB, 
ts DATE);

The two files are available at the following location : http://2009.hack.lu/archive/2009/InfoVisContest/

The pcap dataset is also available on pcapr.net : http://www.pcapr.net/forensics/

rules

The rules are easy and there to permit the publication of the results.

  1. Output of the Visualization (images, video...) must be at least 300dpi in resolution
  2. Output of the Visualization (images, video...) must be released under the creative commons license : BY-SA
  3. There is no rule three (both data set or a single part can be used, it's up to you)

dedication / bonus price

The contest is somehow link to the work of Tomas Saraceno. If you make a relationship of your visualization with the work performed by Tomas Saraceno, you'll get an additional bonus price.

review

Submissions will be reviewed by the hack.lu 2009 program committee

submission

Submission deadline extended to 25th October 2009

Submission must be sent before the 15th October 2009 to info (at) hack . lu (a link to web page is preferred).

prices

The two first places will win a free and full access to the conference. The first place will receive an additional special price and a speaking slot to explain his information visualization concept. The contest results will be also published during the conference and the proceedings.