SQU info systems team wins national cyber security contest
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.