DRONEWARZ @ DEFCON27 

DRONEWARZ is the official Drone and Robotics Hacking Village @ DEFCON

SPONSORED BY:

EC-COUNCIL WHITEFOX, NOVETTA, ETTUS RESEARCH, R00TZ, FatShark, DRL, and many more. 


DEFCON 27: https://www.defcon.org/ August 8-11 2019, Planet Hollywood, Ballys, and Paris Hotels, Las Vegas NV.

Sponsorship is closed for DefCon 27.  Interested in becoming a DroneWarz sponsor for future events? Download our sponsor packet here and join our exciting community by sponsoring creative challenges that allow imagination to take flight. 

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DefCon27 Planned Contests

THURSDAY AUG 08

DRONE GAMEZ - The Drone Seeker (CTF)

This WhiteFox Drone Defense sponsored contest is to design a game for DroneWarz events using autonomous UAV Drones, Robots, or a combination of the two. Game design specifications are available upon request. The winner will receive $1000 and recognition at the event and on our website. The game MUST be prototyped and functional to be considered. Designs will be reviewed by DarkSkyz and the sponsor for award consideration. Award requirements include exclusive license for the design for future gamez. Award recipients are also invited to join DroneWarz as one of our volunteer scientists and work in the Village annually or otherwise join DronWarz with a free annual DefCon pass as long as this exciting village is part of DefCon. 

FRIDAY 

AUG 09

VISION QUEST

This EC-Council sponsored contest places FPV cameras in a frequency rich environment for your enjoyment. Find the camera, win a prize - tat simple. The village will be giving away a ton prizes this year valued at nearly $15k. Prizes include robots, drones,  build kits, STORMs, Raspberry PI and Arduino systems, t-shirts, training classes, and much more. 

SATURDAY AUG 10

DROP A DRONE

This Ettus Research sponsored contest puts a drone in perpetual flight in the Village flight area and you can use any wireless attack except jamming to attempt to drop the drone. Physical restriction is 5 feet from the drone and no kinetic attacks are permitted. Otherwise, there are no rules. Sensor manipulation, conquer the controller, Pwn-a-drone tactics are all welcome. If you drop the drone, you keep the drone - that simple. This is your chance to leave the conference with an enterprise drone in your pack! Come join the fun!

Village Hacking Objectives

Hacking Objectives Planned for DefCon 27

PAYLOADZ

RedSkyz

@[email protected] - Objective 1

Best new offensive capability or adaptation integrated with the EC-Council STORM Payloadz. 


Sponsored By: EC-Council and STORM

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PAYLOADZ

BlueSkyz

D3F3ND - Objective 2

Best new defensive capability or adaptation integrated with the EC-Council STORM Payloadz


Sponsored By: EC-Council and STORM

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MISSIONZ

Forensics

D1SC0V3R - Objective 3

DroneWarz team will fly a commercial drone throughout conference areas the day before the Village opens. With access to this drone post mission, the first individual or team to correctly identify the flight path, pictures or video, the payload, the pilot location and the intended mission wins the prize. This is a forensics challenge and mission analysis objective and the DroneWarz team may issue the challenge more than once during the event.


Sponsored By: WhiteFox (the DroneWarz chief drone supplier)

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PWN-a-DRN

Hacking

0WN'd - Objective 4

Best active exploit to manipulate in flight drone operations through remote interface/s


Sponsored By: Ettus Research

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PWN-a-DRN

Hacking

PWN'd - Objective 5

Best Passive exploit to manipulate in flight drone operations following manual or remote interface


Sponsored By: Novetta

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CONQUER THE CONTROLLER

Hacking

 INT3RC3PT - Objective 6

Intercept and control a drone in flight with a secondary controller without activating the drone fail-safe.


Sponsored By: Ettus Research

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CONQUER THE CONTROLLER

Hacking

 D1$RUPT - Objective 7

Disrupt the controllers intended flight operations by manipulating control settings or communications.


Sponsored By: Ettus Research

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CONQUER THE CONTROLLER

Hacking

 V1S10N - Objective 8

The Vision Systems objective sponsored by FatShark is seeking the best offensive and defensive capability for interruptions of controller vision systems. FatShark supplies new goggles each year for your viewing pleasure. If you are not here for the hacking, just try on the goggles and strap in for the thrilling experience first person view (FPV).


Sponsored By: FatShark

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DRONEZONE

Hacking

 [email protected] - Objective 9

Turn an operational drone into a stealth or ghost drone that effectively evades defense technologies and/or masks/evades registration for covert or clandestine operations.


Sponsored By: WhiteFox

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DRONEZONE

Hacking

 3XPL01T - Objective 10

Find and get recognized for new CVEs for commercial and enterpise drones in the zone. All CVEs get awarded.  Best overall demonstrated exploit of a commercial drone available in the BYOD (Bring Your Own Drone) DroneZone Arena. 


Sponsored By: Novetta

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CTF

Competition

[email protected] - Objective 11

Escape the crowds at DefCon and hang with DroneWarz!  The DroneWarz team has designed a CTF game that allows teams to engage each other in a cage match for flags. The arena includes several custom DroneWarz themed flags for teams to conquer before their opponents, or the audience. Yes, the audience can capture flags also. Audience captures reduce the flags in play for teams in the arena or changes colors to match their favorite team in the arena. The team with the most flags wins! This is a CTF and battle arena you must see to believe. Join us and conquer the skyz. All Skyz Belong to Us!


Sponsored By: R00tz

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RACE SAFETY

Race

[email protected] - Objective 12

How can we make races safer? If drone can be hacked in flight and controller operations manipulated, drone race outcomes may be influenced by these capabilities. This objective seeks the overall best demonstrated strategy for gaining a technical advantage in a race and best countermeasures for competitive racers. The goal is to identify risk and enable better spectator and racer safety during a sanctioned race event. While performing this objective, take time to race in the simulators and watch the MultiGP International Open in Indiana this same weekend. As official DroneWarz sponsors, results will be shared with DRL and MUltiGP using our principles of responsible disclosure. 


Sponsored By: Drone Racing League (DRL), Drone Pilot, and MultiGP

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RESEARCH

Hacking

[email protected] - Objective 13

Design a methodology for taking down multiple systems within a minute or less and/or tell the aircraft to lower or move (push) itself without enabling the failsafe. 

Sponsored By: DroneWarz, NASA, and Boeing

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RESEARCH

Hacking

R3G1ST3R - Objective 14

Licence plates for drones are coming. The FAA and UN as well as several other countries are seeking control over this growing population in the skyz. These license plates may be digital or physical. The proposed digital license plates will be available in a simulator touch, feel, interrogate, and test. 


Sponsored By: WhiteFox Drone Defense

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SKYWARZ

Social

Killing time between Objectives? Looking to stop fighting and take flight. Join us for head to head races in our simulators or real Tiny Whoop races in the flight area. Both will test your skill behind the sticks. 


Sponsored By: EC-Council

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