20 Mar CPX announces winners of the annual CyberThon competition
CPX holding has announced the winners of the annual CyberThon Capture-the-Flag competition which took place during GISEC Global 2023.
More than 150 cybersecurity enthusiasts joined the competition, which was designed to educate and build awareness of the threats that lurk within cyberspace.
CyberThon, endorsed by the UAE Cyber Security Council, is an annual cybersecurity competition that challenges participants to test their hacking and resource management abilities in real-world scenarios. The event was sponsored by CPX Holding and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems and facilitated by Cympire.
The challenge was open to beginners and professionals alike. Participants were tested on port scanning, vulnerability exploitation, directory enumeration, misconfiguration, and more. Those taking part were either competing as part of the blue team or the red team, over the course of the one-day event.
The winners of the event were:
“We believe fostering interest and awareness in cybersecurity is crucial to building a secure and well-informed future workforce. As we progress toward a digital-first world, we recognise the shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the market; hence initiatives like CyberThon are pivotal to close the gap. They help prepare and encourage young talent to become the next generation of cybersecurity experts. […] The UAE is making huge strides in building awareness, and there is no better place than GISEC Global to hold this event and support the nation’s efforts,” said Khaled Al Melhi, CEO of CPX.