Fully virtual event adds new radio frequency hacking challenges
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - August 26, 2020 -
(;), the leader in cybersecurity
announced its 6th annual Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition, which
provides hands on experience to nurture the talent of more cybersecurity
The Trend Micro CTF 2020 --
Raimund Genes Cup will be run as a fully online event for the first time,
including virtual qualifying and final rounds. Teams from around the world are
invited to test their skills across several critical areas of cybersecurity,
especially those experiencing talent shortages or facing targeted attacks.
"The future of the
connected world and digitally powered organizations rests upon the ability of
the cybersecurity industry to defend business-critical data and systems," said
Mike Gibson, vice president of threat research for Trend Micro. "However, the
corporate attack surface and threat landscape are constantly growing and
changing. Our global CTF helps push back against these trends by empowering
talented individuals to strengthen their skill sets in crucial areas. We also
learn a lot from the contestants with how they approach challenges and the
tools they use, which helps us stay ahead as defenders."
This year, the event will
include challenges in reverse engineering, forensics/exploitation, open source
intelligence (OSINT), mobile, IoT, machine learning, and radio-frequency (RF)
systems. RF is featured for the first time after a highly successful engagement
with the cybersecurity community in separate Capture the Signal events over the
past two years.
This year's Global CTF
consists of an online qualifier and virtual finals event. The online qualifier
will take place on September 26-27 (Japan Standard Time) and will include
Jeopardy-style questions to challenge teams' problem-solving skills. The top 10
teams will qualify for the finals, which will take place online on the weekend
of December 18.
The winning team from the
finals receives 1,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately $72,000 HKD). Each player
from the winning team will also receive 15,000 Zero Day Initiative Rewards
Program points, to help them earn exclusive awards and benefits. The second and
third place teams receive 300,000 JPY and 200,000 JPY, approximately $21,000 HKD
and $14,000 HKD respectively.
Hosting competitions like
the global CTF is just one part of Trend Micro's approach to supporting the
cybersecurity industry skills shortage. The company also recruits and trains
new cybersecurity professionals across the globe and builds enhanced automation
in its products and services for detection
and response, like Trend Micro XDR, to take the pressure off stretched IT security teams.
For more information and to
register for the event, please visit: https://www.trendmicro.com/ctf.
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