The purpose of the contest is to encourage open memory forensics research and development. It is a great opportunity for students to become familiar with memory forensics, develop a master's thesis or PhD project, as well as gain experience that will be very desirable by future employers. For those already in the field, submitting to the contest is a great way to gain experience and visibility in the memory forensics community. After the contest is over we promote the work in our conference presentations, blogs, and social media.
If you are looking for inspiration or to see the past winners, please check out the pages from 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. You will find projects that allow for inspection of virtual machines guests from the view of the host, recovery of in-memory browser artifacts, methods to detect stealthy rootkits, and much more.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us.
We are looking forward to another year of innovative open source research!