Packet Hacking Village at DEF CON 29

We hope this finds you and your loved ones well. We thank you for your continuing support after all these years. We miss you all, and look forward to seeing each other in-person soon. The format of DEF CON 29 hasn’t been officially announced yet, but regardless of format (in-person, virtual, combination of the two), Packet Hacking Village will be ON for DEF CON 29. At the very least, we will be having the following events:

  • Capture The Packet (CTP)
  • Packet Detective (PD)
  • Packet Inspector (PI)

More events, including new ones, will be announced soon. We look forward to seeing you all in some capacity.

Packet Inspector

The perfect introduction to network analysis, sniffing, and forensics. Do you want to understand the techniques people use to tap into a network, steal passwords and listen to conversations? Packet Inspector is the place to develop these skills! For well over a decade, the Wall of Sheep has shown people how important it is to use end-to-end encryption to keep sensitive information like passwords private. Using a license of the world famous Capture The Packet engine from Aries Security, we have created a unique way to teach hands-on skills in a controlled real-time environment.

Packet Detective

Looking to upgrade your skills or see how you would fare in Capture The Packet? Come check out what Packet Detective has to offer! A step up in difficulty from Packet Investigator, Packet Detective will put your network hunting abilities to the test with real-world scenarios at the intermediate level. Take the next step in your journey towards network mastery in a friendly environment still focused on learning and take another step closer to preparing yourself for the competitive environment of Capture The Packet.

Capture The Packet

Come compete in the world's most challenging cyber defense competition based on the Aries Security Cyber Range. Tear through the challenges, traverse a hostile enterprise class network, and diligently analyze what is found in order to make it out unscathed. Not only glory, but prizes await those that emerge victorious from this upgraded labyrinth, so only the best prepared and battle hardened will escape the crucible.