4th June 2020

Boss of the SOC


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NEW DATE: JUNE 4, 2020 - Splunk Boss of the SOC Version IV @ INSOMNI'HACK 2020

Join us for the next version of Boss of the SOC (BOTS), a blue-team capture the flag-esque competition hosted by Splunk during INSOMNI'HACK at Palexpo Geneva. As a contestant, you will explore and investigate realistic event data in Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Phantom and Splunk User Behavior Analytics.

During the competition, you'll practice your security skills and compete against peers for prizes and bragging rights. Players will be given a series of questions of varying type and difficulty and points are awarded for both accuracy and speed. Competitors will gain a stronger and more realistic understanding of their strengths regarding incident investigations. In addition, the results will highlight areas for training and education.

Note: Contestants are encouraged to sign up in teams of up to four for the best chance to become the Boss of the SOC!

BOTS Requirements:
  • A working knowledge of basic Splunk search functionality is required
  • General security experience
  • Registration is required, no walk-ins due to space limitation
  • Please register with an email that you will be able to access day of event
  • Laptops will not be provided, you should bring a laptop computer equipped with WIFI (or bring a network cable) and running a modern web browser like Chrome (preferred), Firefox, or Safari. The day's events (both morning and afternoon) are highly dependent on access to the Internet. Though not required, it's never a bad idea to have the ability to tether your laptop to the Internet via your phone or other wireless device should some unforeseen problem with the event WIFI come up.
  • To learn more about what to expect at a BOTS event: https://www.splunk.com/blog/2017/09/06/what-you-need-to-know-about-boss-of-the-soc.html
  • If you would like to brush up on your Splunk investigation skills, please see the Hunting with Splunk blog series: https://www.splunk.com/blog/2017/07/06/hunting-with-splunk-the-basics.html
For questions about this competition, contact BOTS@splunk.com.

Space is limited. Pre-registration required.

Please bring your laptop to this workshop. This laptop should be capable of WLAN and have a current browser such as Chrome.

Event Details

Date and Time:

NEW DATE: June 4, 2020
14:00- 18:00


Palexpo (closest train station: Geneva-Airport),
Route François-Peyrot 30, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland