PUP to represent PH in Asean-Japan cybersecurity competition

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The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) will carry the country?s flag in the regional leg of the Asean-Japan Cyber SEA Games next month after topping the national qualifiers held last Oct. 13 at the Information and Communications Technology Office (ICT Office) in Quezon City.

The triumphant PUP team with ICT Office cybersecurity consultant Drexx Laggui (center) and ICT Office official Raul Nilo (left)
The triumphant PUP team with ICT Office cybersecurity consultant Drexx Laggui (center) and ICT Office official Raul Nilo (left)

PUP emerged victorious over a tough field composed of students from Adamson University, Mapua Institute of Technology, Technological University of the Philippines, and Asia Pacific College.

Participants underwent a Jeopardy style format where each team answered questions in various categories such as Forensics, Reverse Engineering, CND (Computer Network Defense-Hardening) and Pentest.

PUP was declared the winner after securing 1,705 points. Taking up runner-up honors were Asia Pacific College with 1,402 points,and Mapua Institute of Technology?s 1,304 points.

PUP will represent the Philippines in the Regional Cyber SEA Games, which will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, on November 11, 2015. The event shall pit collegiate teams from other SEA nations such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand.

The winner of the regional leg will then be sent to compete in the Cyber Security Contest that will be held in Japan in 2016.

The Cyber SEA Games is the first Asean-wide cybersecurity contest for students which came into fruition after the approval of TELSOM leaders during the 7th Asean Japan Information Policy Meeting.

The Japan Network Security Association (JNSA) and the Indonesia Security Incident Response Team on Internet Infrastructure / Coordination Center (ID ? SIRTII/CC) are tasked to host the regional and global contests that aim to promote cyber security awareness among the youth.

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