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Tech whizzes compete in cyber battle

James Kon

Winners of the 7th Cyber Battle: Capture The Flag (CTF) received their prizes following a day of intense competition.

Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Chairman of Board of Directors of ITPSS Sdn Bhd Dato Seri Paduka Haji Sufian bin Haji Sabtu, the guest of honour, presented prizes at the event held at Tarindak D’Seni in the capital.

Cr1pto won the open category and walked away with BND3,500.

The second place was won by Purple while Melon Musk came third, receiving BND2,500 and BND1,500.

For Informatik Konsortium Komputeran dan Borneo category, Thr331d107s from University Malaysia Sabah won first place and received BND3,500 with an additional BND1,000 for scoring the highest points in both categories.

Mulia University Sec Team was first runner-up bagging BND2,500, while Team Uncertified Unethical Hackers from Universiti Teknologi Brunei was second runner-up winning BND1,500.

Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Paduka Haji Sufian bin Haji Sabtu visits a booth. PHOTOS: JAMES KON
ITPSS Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Shamsul Bahri bin Haji Kamis delivers a speech
Group photo of the winners and participants

The cyber battle was contested in the style of Jeopardy’s ‘Capture The Flag’ with teams competing in packet analysis, digital forensics and cryptography.

The competition also saw presentations by local tech experts covering blockchain, deepfakes and artificial intelligence.

The cyber battle also featured an exhibition showcasing cybersecurity courses, facial recognition software, digital identity solution, digital forensics and cybersecurity Takaful.

ITPSS Chief Executive Officer Shamsul Bahri bin Haji Kamis said, “It is not news that the world is experiencing a shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the past few years. With COVID-19 driving digital transformation in most countries, the need for cybersecurity professionals is even more pronounced.

“ITPSS is making an effort to address this by working with information or cybersecurity organisations in the region through Southeast Asia Cybersecurity Consortium (SEA CC) with memberships from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

“An association of information or cybersecurity professionals will, Insya Allah, be set up in Brunei by the second quarter of 2023 with assistance from Association of Information Security Professionals in Singapore.”

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