Federal Trade Commission March 9, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Robocall Contest; “DetectaRobo”
Document Number: 2015-05442
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'') announces an open source prize competition that challenges the public to analyze data from a robocall honeypot, thus improving honeypot design. A honeypot is an information system that is designed to attract perpetrators of illegal actsin this case robocallersand gain knowledge about their tactics. The Contest will be held during the National Day of Civic Hacking, from June 6-7, 2015.
Robocall Contest: Robocalls: Humanity Strikes Back
Document Number: 2015-05439
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-09
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'') announces a prize competition that challenges the public to create a crowd-source robocall honeypot. A honeypot is an information system that is designed to attract perpetrators of illegal actsin this case robocallersand gain knowledge about their tactics. The Contest will be held in two phases, a ``Qualifying'' phase and ``Final'' phase (see Section 7). The Final phase will be held at DEF CON 23, a conference of information security specialists, in Las Vegas, Nevada, from August 6-9, 2015.