Winner Announced: Coding for Security Pros Hack-a-thon

The team really enjoyed the chance to work with all students in the Coding for Security Pros course at Black Hat this week.

When we were asked to help with the class and sponsor the hack-a-thon, it seemed like a great way to show our support for the open community approach to Security Automation & Orchestration.

Several strong entries were submitted in the contest.  Congratulations to all who took part in the challenge, because it was a great way to showcase their skills and share with the community.  For one lucky student, it was also an opportunity to win a $2,500 prize!

We are pleased to announce Matthew Jackson as the winner of the Coding for Security Pros Hack-a-thon.


Matthew’s Playbook ran correctly from the start and contained really interesting pivots from action results (e.g. used file reputation and numerous other actions based on prior action results), as well as more actions in the Playbook in general.  The email formatting related action was also great!

We think open community approach to Security Automation & Orchestration is the only way to build a platform, and we’re doing our part to contribute with our free Phantom Community Edition, App Store, GitHub repo for Playbooks, and the new Community Portal, as well as Round 2 of the Phantom App & Playbook Challenge!

Congratulations again to Matthew, and we hope to see all of you in the community!

CP Morey
VP, Products & Marketing

About Phantom:
Phantom, which was recognized as the most innovative company at the 2016 RSA Conference, automates and orchestrates key stages of security operations from prevention to triage and resolution; delivering dramatic increases in productivity and effectiveness. Ranging from simple automation to fully autonomous response, Phantom lets you choose the best balance that fits your organization’s needs while increasing security and accelerating security operations. Focused on closing the security gap by enabling enterprise security operations to be smarter, faster and stronger; Phantom provides the flexibility to connect in-house and third-party systems into one consolidated, integrated and extensible platform. Phantom was founded by enterprise security veterans Oliver Friedrichs and Sourabh Satish who have helped propel companies like Symantec, Sourcefire, Cisco and others to success. For more information visit: