The NSA Codebreaker Challenge

Abstract: In this presentation we'll discuss the NSA Codebreaker Challenge, a reverse engineering challenge problem aimed at both strengthening the nations skills in this area while also providing NSA with a new avenue to identify and recruit top talent. We'll talk about our experiences with holding the Codebreaker Challenge over the last three years, discuss the design of both the technical aspects involved and the supporting incentive structures that encouraged participation, and we'll present lessons learned along the way.

Date Published:

Last Reviewed: 17 October 2016

Dissemination Control: N/A

Length: 26 page(s)

Format: pdf

Type: Reference/Overview; Presentation

Tags: IAS 2016; Information Assurance Symposium - IAS; Information Assurance - IA; Cyber; Cybersecurity; Network Security; Security; Network; Defend; Information Technology - IT; Training