The highlight of PHDays is The Standoff, a pitched 30-hour cyberbattle between teams of hackers, defenders, and security operations centers (SOCs). Conditions replicate the real world as closely as possible: with minimal restrictions, attackers can try almost every trick in the book to take down infrastructure. As always, the purpose is to demonstrate how real security threats are handled by professionals in practice. Taking part in The Standoff is the perfect way to demonstrate your team's skills and capabilities in live-fire conditions.

Show what you're made of

Prove your skills at probing digital systems and solving tricky puzzles as part of our pre-event competitions, currently scheduled for the first week of May. The winners will receive exciting prizes and free tickets to PHDays.