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SANReN Cyber Security Challenge 2019 in full swing

SANReN is hosting its third Cyber Security Challenge during the CHPC National Meeting 2019 at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Kempton Park from the 01 to 04 December 2019.

The Challenge is currently in full swing and competition between teams is rife. The current ranking at 21h08 on 02 December 2019, has Team ‘We Who Shall Not Be Named’ in the lead.

The purpose of the competition is to stimulate interest in Cyber Security in the field of network/information security within South African Tertiary institutions. Thus, the competition is aimed at university students who are interested in information security fields such as penetration testing, incident response, digital forensics and security training. During the competition students will be exposed to real cyber related threats.

Due to the high interest from students, the competition is split into two rounds, i.e. a qualification round and a final competition round. In the first, qualifying round, 416 students, comprising 125 teams, competed for a place in the final round. A team is normally comprised of four members. There are tweleve team places in the final round.

At CSC 2019, 12 teams comprising 44 students (some teams are only comprised of three members) are battling it out. This year a team from Mozambique qualified to participate in the competition.

Which one of these teams will be crowned the winner?

(`_>’) – University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Computer Science
GandCrab – Stellenbosch University (SUN)
IHateYou – North-West University (NWU)
Inf3ct – Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), Namibia
Short Circuits – University of KwaZulu-Natal(UKZN), Engineering
Team Golf – University of Pretoria (UP), Engineering
The IT Crowd – University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Computer Science
TheGeeks – Multiple universities, Mozambique
We Who Shall Not Be Named – University of the Western Cape (UWC)
WillHackForPizza – University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Engineering
WireGhosts – University of Botswana, Botswana
Pigeon.exe – University of Pretoria (UP), Computer Science

Much appreciation goes to our Cyber Security Challenge 2019 Sponsors


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