Past Editions

2018

Video

Thanks to the professionalism of Cooper, we have quality videos for all the talks of the conference.

Contests

The 2018 edition marks the first win for Eat Sleep Pwn Repeat at the Insomni’hack finals. Some details of the contest can be found on our result page and the complete list is available on ctftime.

The exploit room had a huge success with 37 teams playing this time! You can read more here.

There are also pictures of the event available here : /gallery/inso2018/

2017

The 2017 edition was full, and it was the first time we had to stop accepting registration, leading to a change of room size for the 2018 edition!

Video

We recorded most of the talks and published them on youtube :

There are also pictures of the event available here : /gallery/inso2017/

Contests

The 2017 edition marked the inception of our escape room where you had to solve puzzle tasks in a closed room and ultimately get the final solution in under 15 minutes to qualify for a prize.

To celebrate our 10th birthday, a 3d First Person Shooter hackable game was created where players could cheat in order to get otherwise unobtainable flags. A detailed writeup is available here :

https://blog.scrt.ch/2017/06/06/fps-write-ups-for-insomnihack-2017/

The CTF was once again won by Dragon Sector for the 4th time!

2016

Insomni’hack 2016 was held at Palexpo like the previous years, on March 17 and 18 2016. The contest gathered around the same amount of people as the year before.

Video

We’ve also published some pictures of the event : /gallery/inso2016/index.html#/0

Contest

The contest was won once again by Dragon Sector! The complete scoreboard is available on ctftime.

2015

Insomni’hack 2015 was held at Palexpo, Geneva on the 19th and 20th of March 2015. The conference gathered around 750 participants with nearly 400 for the CTF.

Video

Contest

The contest was won again this year by Dragon Sector. The complete scoreboard is available on ctftime.
Solution from the CTF can be found in our CYBSEC presentations :

Hacking Like In The Movies

Hacking Like In The Movies — Teaser

2014

Insomni’hack 2014 was held again at Palexpo, Geneva on the 20th and 21st of March 2014. The contest gathered nearly 350 participants to work on various security oriented challenges while the speakers presented their latest research findings to the attendees.

Video

Contest

The contest was won by Dragon Sector, a great polish CTF team. The complete scoreboard is available on ctftime.

2013

Insomni’hack 2013 was held at Palexpo, Geneva on the 21st and 22nd of March 2013. The contest gathered nearly 300 participants to work on various security oriented challenges while the speakers presented their latest research findings to the attendees.

Video

Contest

A detailed wrap‐up and several challenge writeups can be found on SCRT’s blog here : https://blog.scrt.ch/page/3/?s=insomnihack

2012

In 2012, Insomni’hack again took place at the HEPIA in Geneva. In addition to the traditional contest, the following speakers gave talks on various security related topics.

  • Thor Mullen
  • JP Aumasson
  • Axelle Aprville
  • Emmanuel Bouillon
  • Paul Rascagnère
  • Bruno Kerouanton

Writeups for several of the challenges can be found here: http://www.scrt.ch/insomnihack/2012/epreuves

2011

An important year for Insomni’hack as it was the first time speakers were invited to talk at the conference in addition to the traditional contest:

  • Sébastien Bombal
  • Axelle Apvrille
  • Pascal Junod
  • Dominique Climenti
  • Alexandre Herzog
  • Bruno Kerouanton

2010

150 participants for only the 3rd edition of Insomni’hack.

Challenge writeups: http://www.scrt.ch/insomnihack/2010/epreuves

2009

Too big for Préverenges, Insomni’hack moved to Geneva, and more precisely to the HEPIA for it’s second edition.

Challenge writeups are found here: http://www.scrt.ch/insomnihack/2009/epreuves

2008

The beginning of it all! The first edition of Insomni’hack took place in a small cafeteria in Préverenges on the 8th of February 2008.

More information on the challenges can be found here: http://www.scrt.ch/insomnihack/2008/epreuves