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. Come stop by and learn how to bypass tamper evident seals, bags, clips, and more!

Brought to you by:
@chucktesta and @amaltheia


This contest requires that you visit the Contest Booth to sign-up.  The number of participants is limited so we recommend that you sign-up early.

The objective of the contest is to take the contest materials and bypass each tamper-evident device in order to get to the main objective.  Proof of entry into the materials is required at time of turn-in.

  • Contest Begins:

    Tuesday October 25, 2022 at 1:00p MDT

  • Step 1

    Stop at the Tamper Evident Contest booth in the main expo hall to sign-up.  You will need to provide some basic information.

  • Step 2

    Retrieve the tamper-evident contest materials along with up to date instructions.  Begin working on the contest materials.

  • Step 3

    Once completed, return the contest materials to booth before Thursday October 27, 2022 4:30p MDT.

Once returned, each contest entry will be judged based on the ability to fully enter the materials, and evade the tamper-evident seals and protection devices along the way.  Points will be awarded based on how difficult it is to determine how a device was defeated.

Winners will be announced at the closing ceremony.


  • Players are NOT ALLOWED to work directly with other teams to gather intelligence of the layout or design of other contest materials.
  • You may NOT willfully destroy any of the contest materials.  Materials MUST be returned by the end of the contest regardless of condition.
  • Get in undetected and leave no trace.
  • Teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, but there can only be one winner.
  • Top three winners will receive a prize.
  • In case of a tie, speed will be the deciding factor.