Tamper Evident

If a container or object is “Tamper Evident” it is designed to make it obvious if someone has opened or modified it.  Tamper Evident seals, and devices we rely on are like any other security control, they have vulnerabilities.  This Tamper Evident Contest uses this understanding to provide a physical security challenge for conference attendees.

This year, we are ramping up the tamper evident challenge! There will be several activities available this year with mini challenges at the booth for anyone who stops by. For the main challenge, sign up at the booth and receive the challenge box.

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One of our agents at F.I.B has messed up. They left physical evidence behind linking their involvement while completing their mission. F.I.B has intercepted the evidence package before it was sent to a lab for analysis. Your mission is to break into this package, replace the evidence, and get out undetected. This mission must be completed on time before it is realized that the package is missing. You will find more mission details and specifics with the package. Good luck…

How To Play

  • Contest Begins:

    Tuesday October 25, 2022 at 1:00p MDT

Stop by the booth and bypass one of the offered tamper evident seals. Once completed, sign up for the main competition and you will receive a challenge box. The objective of the game is to reach the center of the box undetected.
  • Contest Ends

    Thursday October 27, 2022 at 4:30p MDT

Game Rules

  • Get in undetected and leave no trace
  • In case of a tie, speed will be the deciding factor
  • Don’t destroy game materials. It defeats the purpose of the challenge anyway and points will be subtracted
  • Teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, but there can only be one winner
  • Return your box even if you weren’t successful

Tamper Evident FAQ

What is tamper evident?
Tamper evident refers to a device or process that makes unauthorized access to the protected object easily detected. Tamper evident does not mean that it can’t be broken into, just that any attempt will result in obvious physical proof
What can you do at the booth?
At the booth, we will have tamper evident devices laid out for you to experiment with alongside some commonly used tools. You can also sign up for the main challenge box which will contain several different layers of tamper evident devices
How do I sign up for the main challenge box?
Stop by the booth and attempt to defeat one of the tamper evident devices at the table. Spots are limited (50 max) so sign up early if you would like to join! Contest begins Tuesday October 25th, 2022 at 1:00 pm. Contest ends Thursday October 27th, 2022 at 4:30 pm
Can I keep the main challenge box afterwards?
No. All game materials, regardless of their condition, will be returned to the booth. Even if you didn’t complete the challenge, all materials must be returned by Thursday October 27th, 2022 at 4:30 pm
What should I do to prepare for the challenge?
Research different types of tamper evident devices (i.e. seals, stickers, bags, clips, ties, packaging, etc) Be prepared to use different handy tools (i.e. syringes, hair dryer, heat gun, pliers, cotton swabs, glue, etc.). We will have some tools for you to use at the booth, but the majority of work will be done on your own
How do I get a mini badge?
Attempt to bypass one of the tamper evident devices at the booth
Can you give us a hint for this year?
Watch this video by keynote speaker, Deviant Ollam: Tampering With Wristbands Part Two
When are winners announced?
During the SAINTCON closing ceremony on Friday