Trend Micro Hosts Sixth Annual Global Capture the Flag Competition

August 26, 2020 - 04:19
Trend Micro Hosts Sixth Annual Global Capture the Flag Competition

Fully virtual event adds new radio frequency hacking challenges


HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - August 26, 2020 - Trend MicroIncorporated(TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the leader in cybersecuritysolutions, todayannounced its 6th annual Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition, whichprovides hands on experience to nurture the talent of more cybersecurityprofessionals.


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 areinvited to test their skills across several critical areas of cybersecurity,especially those experiencing talent shortages or facing targeted attacks.


"The future of theconnected world and digitally powered organizations rests upon the ability ofthe cybersecurity industry to defend business-critical data and systems," saidMike Gibson, vice president of threat research for Trend Micro. "However, thecorporate attack surface and threat landscape are constantly growing andchanging. Our global CTF helps push back against these trends by empoweringtalented individuals to strengthen their skill sets in crucial areas. We alsolearn a lot from the contestants with how they approach challenges and thetools they use, which helps us stay ahead as defenders."


This year, the event willinclude challenges in reverse engineering, forensics/exploitation, open sourceintelligence (OSINT), mobile, IoT, machine learning, and radio-frequency (RF)systems. RF is featured for the first time after a highly successful engagementwith the cybersecurity community in separate Capture the Signal events over thepast two years.


This year's Global CTFconsists of an online qualifier and virtual finals event. The online qualifierwill take place on September 26-27 (Japan Standard Time) and will includeJeopardy-style questions to challenge teams' problem-solving skills. The top 10teams will qualify for the finals, which will take place online on the weekendof December 18.


The winning team from thefinals receives 1,000,000 Japanese Yen (approximately $72,000 HKD). Each playerfrom the winning team will also receive 15,000 Zero Day Initiative RewardsProgram points, to help them earn exclusive awards and benefits. The second andthird place teams receive 300,000 JPY and 200,000 JPY, approximately $21,000 HKDand $14,000 HKD respectively.


Hosting competitions likethe global CTF is just one part of Trend Micro's approach to supporting thecybersecurity industry skills shortage. The company also recruits and trainsnew cybersecurity professionals across the globe and builds enhanced automationin its products and services for detectionand response, like Trend Micro XDR, to take the pressure off stretched IT security teams.


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