National Missing Persons Hackathon 2019

When 11 Oct, 2019 11:00am — 5:30pm Where Telstra, Mort Street, Canberra Website
What is the National Missing Persons Hackathon?

The AustCyber Canberra Innovation Node has partnered with the Australian Federal Police, the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre and Trace Labs to conduct a missing person capture the flag (CTF) on Friday 11th October 2019. The event will see the gathering of ethical hackers and investigators using online investigative techniques to gather OSINT using only information that is publicly available on the internet to find new leads on real missing persons cases in Australia.
This is the first ‘large scale’ crowdsourced open source intelligence gathering of its kind in Australia for missing persons.

How does it work?

The CTF will run for a duration of 6 hours with the main event held in the ACT and live streamed across YouTube to participating locations – all Australian capital cities plus Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Launceston.
Twelve missing persons will be selected from existing National Missing Person Coordination Centre cases for participants to collect OSINT on, and to generate new leads. For each OSINT Flag submitted on one of the missing persons that falls into any of the categories listed, the flag will be validated by one of the judges prior to awarding points. The top 3 individual/teams awarded the most points will receive a National Hackathon prize.
All leads generated on the missing person cases will be handed to the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre.
For more information about this event, call 0481911679 or visit

How to get there

18 Mort St, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia