Winners and Answers
This year's Holiday Hack Challenge was a smashing success, due to the enormous number of valiant cyber security people who helped thwart Jack Frost's nefarious plans to destroy the holiday season.
To help people around the world to build their skills, Santa has announced that he'll keep the Holiday Hack Challenge up year-round so you can all practice and work through the challenges as you read through the winning entries below.
First up, we've got our Honorable Mentions. These folks did a wonderful job with their answers, and we heartily congratulate them:
Manuel Leos Rivas
Sarah Noles Muth
Florian Akos Szabo
SUPER HONORABLE MENTIONS
For our next category, we've got a group of people who really went above and beyond with their entries. Their write-ups were SUPERB, demonstrating excellent technical skills along with impressive communication skills. Congrats to those earning a Super Honorable Mention:
RANDOM DRAW ENTRIES - KringleCon T-shirt
Now, let's review our random-draw winners, who will receive a KringleCon t-shirt. By the way, if you'd like, you can still order your own KringleCon t-shirt here (please note, we don't make any money at all from the t-shirts or other KringleCon swag. All proceeds go to the t-shirt vendor).
#TryHolidayHack WINNER! - KringleCoin
MOST CREATIVE ANSWER - Attendance at RSA Conference Virtual Experience 2021
BEST TECHNICAL ANSWER - NetWars Continuous Prize
Runner Up - KringleCoin
BEST OVERALL ANSWER - GRAND PRIZE WINNER - Free SANS OnDemand Course
Extra Special Noteworthy Exemplary Trophy Award - KringleCoin
With that, let us draw the 2020 SANS Holiday Hack Challenge to a close. Remember, we'll keep the whole system running year-round so you can practice, practice, practice and learn. In fact, as you review the official answers above, you can work through the challenges on your own as you build skills... and that's what the SANS Holiday Hack Challenge is all about!
Thank you all again for helping Santa this year, and we are very much looking forward to having you all join us for the 2021 Holiday Hack Challenge.