Competing to counter attack cyber attacks

Over 100 computer science students and professionals in the field, participated in this year’s International Collegiate Cyber Defence Invitational (ICCDI). The event is hosted annually by the Faculty of Computing and Informatics (FCI), in collaboration with Highline College, USA.

The competition mimics ‘real-world’ scenarios, where the participating teams run, maintain and secure networked computer systems to defend their cyber environments from attacks.

“NUST, the University of Namibia (UNAM), International Training College Lingua, and USA’s Evergreen College, competed simultaneously for 12 hours. The teams were under immense pressure as they had to apply their critical-thinking skills under strict time constraints,” remarked Dr Attlee Gamundani, Senior Lecturer, FCI.

The winners of the various categories are;
Best Uptime: NUST and UNAM
Best Injects: Evergreen College (USA)
Red Team Nominee: International Training College Lingua
Best Collaboration: NUST

The event was sponsored by Green Enterprise Technologies; Business Connexion; Ministry of Information and Communication Technology; Namibia Police; Telecom Namibia; Ministry of Defense; First National Bank; Bank of Namibia; Office of the Prime Minister; MTC; Governments’ Institution Pension Fund; Cornastone and Exedin Tate Group, as well as the National Science Foundation, Amazon Web Services and Cyberwatch West, from the USA.

From 04 to 05 October 2019, the Namibia National Cyber Security Competition (NNCSC), a tournament that is also hosted by FCI, is scheduled to take place.
For more information, contact Dr Gamundani, agamundani@nust.na

Date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
for Month: 
September, 2019

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