This year it was a tie for second place. Not terrible considering 250+ teams entered and only three were able to complete all 7 rounds. This year’s network forensics puzzle contest was a bit harder than the past two I’ve competed in. Even with a larger team it took 52 hours to complete. This is in contrast with the speedy 4.5 hours it took last year. Special thanks goes to Tom Pohl and his amazing powers to find stuff in pcap files.
LGM Security (the company that puts together the contest) posted their own walk-through this year: http://forensicscontest.com/2014/08/14/network-forensics-puzzle-contest-2014-walkthrough