Join us @INSOMNI'HACK for Our Annual Boss of the SOC!

What is BOTS?

Boss of the SOC (BOTS) is a capture the flag competition created by Splunk where attendees are able to practice their search and investigation skills, while working through provided scenarios. They are competing against each other and peers for prizes and bragging rights. We suggest you play in teams up to 4 people to give the best chance of winning.

Who should play?

All skill levels are welcome, from learning, to advanced security skills that can try to dominate the competition.

The Scenario

You and your team will role play as the quirky Security Analyst “Alice Bluebird”, a security analyst at Frothly, a thriving home brewing supply company. Why? Just because it’s a pandemic doesn’t mean Frothly has stopped defending its network. Contestants will pivot through a brand new, realistic dataset using Splunk’s analytics-driven security platform and the wild, wild web. All the while racing the clock ( and the globe) to identify the who, how, and where through a series of full forensic investigations.

The Location - Splunk Boss of the SOC is part of INSOMNI'HACK:

Palexpo (closest train station: Geneva-Airport)

Route François-Peyrot 30,

1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland

Competition Details

Thursday 24th March

13:30 -14:00: Arrival & Registration
14:00 - 14:15: BOTS Overview
14:15 - 17:45: BOTS Competition!
17:45 - 18:00: Winners Announced

Registration Deadline: Wednesday 23rd March - 14:00!

Registration Code: qp6pvK1ST2BhMfEW

Register Now

Registration process

Step 1

Go to and sign in with your account. 

(If you don't have a account, please follow the prompts on to sign up)

Step 2

Click on the ENROLL button

Step 3

Click the ENTER button

Step 4


Step 5

Create your team, invite your team mates or join an open Team (all team members need to register on with the registration code above before deadline)

Be on the lookout a few days before the event with some information on how you can get prepared for BOTS. If you have any questions in the meantime, please reach out to

Delivering BOTS in Partnership With: