🏆 2017 CATALYST FOR INNOVATION AWARD WINNER 🏆
Presented by the Secretary of the Navy
On behalf of the Naval Sea Systems Command and our many sponsors across the navy, we are excited to introduce the U.S. Navy's premiere digital experience for building a community of practice in maritime security: HACKtheMACHINE.
Computers, data, and digital communications underpin the global economy and delivery of the world's life-sustaining services like food, power, and clean water. To stay ahead of adversaries that may attempt to disrupt these bedrock elements of digital security through cyber-attack or other means, HACKtheMACHINE is looking to reach out to a new generation and engage in meaningful conversations about opportunities to innovate, create maritime security, and have a positive effect in a changing world.
HACKtheMACHINE Seattle will allow participants to get hands-on experience with digital challenges faced by the U.S. Navy and have fun with equipment and data that has never been seen in a public event. The ideas and innovations at this event will inform our thinking about cybersecurity, machine learning, and rapid prototyping.
Some of America's most talented and innovative software engineers, data scientists, and security researchers will be attending HACKtheMACHINE Seattle. This event gives a chance for the very best minds in our country to get an opportunity to learn what the navy is about, while teaming up to solve vexing digital security challenges of today and the future. HACKtheMACHINE is the Blue Angels for Geeks!
THREE Interactive Tracks
TRACK 1 Maritime Capture the Flag
We are the world’s only competitive hacking event to take place using a custom suite of maritime electronics sensors to support a scored hacking challenge. Maritime Capture the Flag includes radio frequency hacking to spoof navigation systems like AIS, GPS and bridge-to-bridge radio. HACKtheMACHINE Seattle will also feature a new industrial control system hacking challenge!
TRACK 2 Data Science & the Seven Seas
At the heart of our Navy are thousands of machines that drive our ships and submarines. We are harnessing artificial intelligence to better understand these machines. Compete to design algorithms using maritime data including satellite tracking and electronic nautical charts to build collision prevention systems.
TRACK 3 Hack for the Oceans
The Navy has a new infrastructure as a service architecture aboard our ships and submarines but needs an app development community. Do you have what it takes to build the ultimate app that runs on Navy infrastructure and helps the Navy coordinate with local and regional providers during humanitarian and ecological crises