Logo The Black T-Shirt Cyber Forensics Challenge is a joint academic and industry contest designed to promote interest in digital forensics, develop relationships among academic institutions, foster collaboration between academia and the corporate sector, and provide a valuable hands-on exercise for learning and training.


Registration for the annual challenge will be available on January 1, 2016.


The Black T-Shirt Cyber Forensics Challenge is a free, annual contest, which has been designed to address a variety of elements important in conducting today's digital forensics examinations, incident responses, and intrusion analyses. This Challenge includes elements such as:

  • File system and operating system identification
  • Recovery of operating system and application artifacts
  • Recovery of user-created artifacts
  • Conducting in-depth analysis across the system and scenario, which extends beyond artifact recovery
  • Event reconstruction
  • Report writing

Each Challenge, designed by one or more of the Challenge's partners, will require participants to perform various activities of varying degrees of difficulty ranging from novice to expert.

In addition to the annual challenge, mini challenges will be offered starting in the fall of 2016.


The Black T-Shirt Cyber Forensics Challenge
Prove Your Worth!