SQU info sys­tems team wins na­tional cy­ber se­cu­rity con­test

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MUSCAT: The fi­nal round of Oman Na­tional Cy­ber Se­cu­rity CTF Com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by the Arab Re­gional Cy­ber Se­cu­rity cen­tre and Cy­ber Tal­ents with Mi­cro Trend as a strate­gic part­ner, and hosted by Oman CERT, was held in SQU on Novem­ber 11.

The Cy­ber-Se­cu­rity com­pe­ti­tion is where par­tic­i­pants demon­strate their tech­ni­cal abil­ity in cy­ber se­cu­rity field. Win­ners of Oman Na­tional CTF will be di­rectly qual­i­fied to play in the Arab Fi­nals in De­cem­ber.

The com­pe­ti­tion ori­en­ta­tion ses­sions were held in dif­fer­ent col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in Oman be­tween 2528 Septem­ber 2017. The com­ple­tion On­line qual­i­fi­ca­tion will be dur­ing Oc­to­ber 26-28, and the fi­nal round was held on Novem­ber 11 at the Sul­tan Qa­boos Univer­sity. Nine teams from 10 ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions in the Sul­tanate were qual­i­fied to par­tic­i­pate in the fi­nal of the com­pe­ti­tion. The fi­nal round is called “Get the Flag”, where it con­tains sev­eral chal­lenges for con­tes­tants in teams 9 in var­i­ous ar­eas of in­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity. The team of the largest num­ber of flags is con­sid­ered the win­ner of the com­pe­ti­tion na­tion­ally.

In the com­pe­ti­tion, the first place was won by ‘INFSSec’ Team, which in­cludes Rami Al Amri, Ab­dul Rah­man BaO­mar and Dr Mo­hammed Al Fairuz. The sec­ond place was bagged by the team is ‘Anony­mous’ that con­sists of Ab­dul Aziz Am­bu­saidi and Mar­wan Al Maa­mari. “Oman’s Dig­i­tal Army” team, which con­sists of Said Al Ba­hari, Ahmed Al Reesi and Hazza Al-Fahdi won the third place. The first team will be crowned with the op­por­tu­nity to travel and stay in Egypt from Trend Mi­cro to par­tic­i­pate in the re­gional cy­ber se­cu­rity com­pe­ti­tion among Arab coun­tries at Cairo Se­cu­rity Camp.

At the clos­ing Cer­e­mony, Az­iza al Rashidi, Direc­tor of Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Ser­vices at the Na­tional Cen­ter for In­for­ma­tion Safety in the In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Au­thor­ity, Mo­hammed Khan, Ma­jor Ac­count Man­ager at Trend Mi­cro, and D Kamla Al Bu­saidi, Head of In­for­ma­tion Sys­tems De­part­ment spoke about the com­pe­ti­tion and its im­por­tance to the Sul­tanate as the first com­pe­ti­tion in the field of in­for­ma­tion se­cu­rity.

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