White Hat Conference Cybercrime Investigation Competition

Cybercrime Investigation Challenge & Award

The White Hat Cybercrime Investigation Challenge is a pathway to assess and promote common goals, needs, and interests related to technical skills and legal expertise required for a comprehensive, high-level cybercrime investigation education. Boston University has developed an evidence-based digital case scenario framework that provides participants with realistic scenarios reflecting major cybercrime cases.

The 2024 Cybercrime Investigation Challenge will take place both virtually and in person. The aim of this challenge is to create effective training for cybercrime investigation, test the best practices that meet the needs of all law enforcement levels, and establish training guidelines for computer forensics and digital evidence.

College students and practitioners will work in teams to engage in activities focused on digital forensics and cybercrime investigation. On June 26 and June 27, teams will participate in a 20-hour challenge. On June 28, the top three teams will have the opportunity to present their findings at a mock trial and provide expert testimony.


  • First Place Winner: $1,000 prize
  • Second Place Winner: $500 prize
  • Third Place Winner: $200 prize