SANS Institute and Trace Labs have launched a joint effort to tackle missing persons cases. Together with law enforcement agencies, the two organizations will host an Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Missing Persons Capture the Flag competition with the goal of finding new leads and speeding case closure.
As many as 75 ethical hackers who are researchers from within the SANS community will work on teams of up to four and examine Trace Labs data and open source information. Points will be awarded for each piece of discovered data not previously known to law enforcement.
The SANS OSINT Missing Persons CTF is scheduled for Dec. 13 to Dec. 14 in conjunction with the SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2019 (#SANSCDI) training event taking place in Washington, D.C.
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