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Malware 2018 Best Paper Award

Malware 2018
Best Paper Award - Research Track

Presented to

William Fleshman, Richard Zak and Mark McLean

Laboratory for Physical Sciences, USA


Edward Raff and Charles Nicholas

Booz Allen Hamilton and

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA


In recognition to their contributions to the Field of Information and Systems Security

and the quality and timeliness of their work as embodied in the manuscript:


“Static Malware Detection & Subterfuge: Quantifying the Robustness of Machine Learning and Current Anti-Viruscalable Encryption Fingerprinting in Dynamic Malware Trace" 

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4th International Conference on Malicious and Unwanted Software (Malware 2017) Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition

Be a part of the 4th annual offense-only CTF event!  Cash prizes of at least $2000 for the Grand Prize, $250 for 1st place, and $150 for 2nd place, will be awarded as well as a certificate.  The CTF round will take place on October 13th at El Conquistador Hotel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.  Team registration is required to participate in the CTF.  Teams up to 5 persons will pay $100 per person to play at the hotel including breakfast, lunch, and snacks. 

The MALCON CTF is designed to reflect real life scenarios faced by security professionals when deployed in the field.  In this offense-only event, the team’s job is to penetrate several layers of a system and collect flags for points along the way.  Our CTF tech team consists of active security professionals with several years’ experience in on and off site penetration testing.  Their experience, expertise, and know how are leveraged to create a fun CTF that is technically challenging and realistic.

Quick Facts:

What: 2017 MALCON CTF

When: October 13th 2017, 8-12 white hat hacking tutotrial, 1pm-6pm CTF.

Where: El Conquistador Hotel Fajardo Puerto Rico, teams can play on site and remote.

Registration requirements:

Fee: $100 per person, includes breakfast, lunch, snacks throughout the whole event.

Email: 1 official team contact email

IP addresses: list of IP addresses teams will play from, maximum 5 addresses per team.

Register by filling out the form below, and complete payment.

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The Grand prize is only awarded to a team after capturing all the flags.  One team can only receive one prize.  If a team receives the grand prize they will not also receive the 1st place prize.  If multiple teams capture all the flags, the grand prize will be awarded to the team that captured all the flags in the shortest amount of time.

The 4th Annual MalCon CTF is part of the 2017 IEEE Malware Conference (www.malwareconference.org).