Intelligence Capture the Flag (iCTF) Contest at Def Con

ShadowDragon is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Mission III Advanced iCTF Contest at Defcon 2018. iCTF has crafted a compelling and challenging scenario! Participating is a great way to hone your forensics skills to better track and identify malicious actors-and win prizes!


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This years’ iCTF is one of the most real world capture the flag events you will experience. I look forward to awarding the winners the respect they deserve and a few prizes. If you are engaged in advanced incident response, investigating corporate espionage or identifying complex insider threats–this is for you! Follow the white rabbit, the truth will set you free!



How it Works

Individuals or teams of three register at the iCTF Booth. Use your laptop to trace the information spread across the Internet. Hunt for digital artifacts, analyze evidence, meet an arms dealer and uncover a vast conspiracy.


How to Win

You win by answering questions and submitting flags to the scoring engine. Capture all of the flags and your team wins cash or other cool prizes, including some donated by ShadowDragon!



First Place: $10,000

Second Place: $3,000

Third Place: $2,000

Other Winners: iCTF Stickers, iCTF T-Shirt, iCTF Badge (with Circuit Playground), iCTF Challenge Coin


Event Details

Where: Defcon, Las Vegas, August 10-11

Register: Sign up to enter at the iCTF Booth at Defcon on August 9th and 10th, 10 am – 4:30 pm

When: Challenge is on August 11, 10:30 am–4:30 pm

Stop by and say hello to the ShadowDragon team at the iCTF Def Con booth! For more information check out the iCTF Flyer, go to the contest website here, or

Daniel Clemens

Daniel Clemens

Daniel Clemens is the founder and CEO of both ShadowDragon and Packet Ninjas, a niche cybersecurity consulting and services company.

With extensive experience in defensive and offensive security, Daniel has been a quiet trailblazer in digital intel-gathering long before cyber intelligence became a discipline. More than a decade ago he was inventing and applying his own intelligence tools in support of companies and governments around the world facing urgent threats. Using this deep understanding of web technologies and the behaviors of cybercriminals, he has enhanced, updated and packaged these tools under ShadowDragon.

Daniel is a member of the Odonata Holdings, Inc.
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