The Navy Digital Experience
HACKtheMACHINE is the Navy’s premiere digital experience, bringing cybersecurity experts from all walks of life together to help solve real problems at the tip of the spear. This event forges a community of partnership between the Navy, private industry and academia because today’s toughest challenges require diverse solutions.
Since 2016, HACKtheMACHINE has been an engine for identifying vulnerabilities and developing novel solutions, some of which have been deployed in shipyards and at sea.
Competitors of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. Whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve written the book on state-level cyber practices, there’s a place for you to do your part, learn new skills, win prize money and even potentially earn contracts!
"It's incredible to know that I was able take what I learned at the academy and use what I'm learning in the classroom to impact real decisions within the Navy"
"One of the things we're trying to do here is educate folks who may not normally work with the Navy about what our problem sets are and to get folks who don't think like we do to help us solve them."