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Participate in the Microsoft Sentinel Hackathon Spring 2022!
Published Mar 28 2022 01:23 PM 12.6K Views

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Today, we are announcing the 3rd Hackathon for Microsoft Sentinel! This hackathon challenges security experts around the globe to build end-to-end cybersecurity solutions for Microsoft Sentinel that delivers enterprise value by collecting data, managing security, detecting, hunting, investigating, and responding to constantly evolving threats. We invite you to participate in this hackathon for a chance to solve this challenge and win a piece of the $18000 cash prize pool*. This online hackathon runs from March 28th through May 16th, 2022, and is open to individuals, teams, and organizations globally.

Microsoft Sentinel provides a platform for security analysts and threat hunters of various levels to not only leverage existing content like workbooks (dashboard), playbooks (workflow orchestrations), analytic rules (detections), hunting queries, etc. but also build custom content and solutions as well. 

Microsoft Sentinel solutions can be of two types:

1. Product solution - Solutions that deliver E2E product value and includes data connectors and associated content like workbooks, analytics etc. for a certain product. For e.g., Cisco Umbrella solution or Microsoft Defender solution, etc. These generally operate on a single data source. Refer to the list of solutions for Microsoft Sentinel as examples (all solutions not under Domain solutions category are all product solutions).

2. Domain solution - Solutions that provide E2E domain or industry vertical value to enterprise like specialized solutions for healthcare compliance or financial compliance or vulnerability management or healthcare product integration, SAP scenarios, etc. These are generally data source agnostic and can operate on multiple data sources unlike product solutions. View list of current domain solutions for Microsoft Sentinel as examples.


Furthermore, Microsoft Sentinel also provides APIs for integrating different types of applications to connect with Microsoft Sentinel data and insights. Here are few examples of end-to-end solutions that unlocks the potential of Microsoft Sentinel and drives enterprise value.

  • Azure Sentinel2Go lab with pre-recorded data provides an example of a tool that enables easier onboarding to Microsoft Sentinel. 

You can discover more examples by reviewing content and solutions in the Microsoft Sentinel GitHub repository and blogs. You can refer to the last year’s Microsoft Sentinel Hackathon for ideas too!



In addition to learning more about Microsoft Sentinel and delivering cybersecurity value to enterprises, this hackathon offers the following awesome prizes for top projects:

  • First Place (1) - $10,000 USD cash prize  
  • Second Place (1) - $4000 USD cash prize
  • Runners Up (2) - $1500 USD cash prize each 
  • Popular Choice (1) - $1000 USD cash prize

Note: Refer to the Hackathon official rules for details on project types that qualify for each prize category

In addition, the four winning projects will be heavily promoted on Microsoft blogs and social media so that your creative projects are widely known to all. The criteria for judging consist of quality of the idea, value to enterprise and technical implementation. Refer to the Microsoft Sentinel Hackathon website for further details and get started.


Judging Panel

Judging commences immediately after the hackathon submission window closes on May 16th, 2022. We’ll announce the winners on or before June 6th, 2022. Our judging panel currently includes the following influencers and experts in the cybersecurity community.

  • Ann Johnson - Corporate Vice President, SCI BD, Microsoft
  • John Lambert - Distinguished Engineer and General Manager, MSTIC, Microsoft
  • Olaf Hartong - Defensive Specialist and Security Researcher, FalconForce & Microsoft MVP


Next Steps

Let the #MicrosoftSentinelHackathon begin!


*No purchase necessary. Open only to new and existing Devpost users who are the age of majority in their country. Game ends May 16th, 2022 at 9:00 AM Pacific Time. Refer to the official rules for details. 



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