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Cyber Stars Competition Concluded

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03/Aug/2019


Organized by the Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center and Silensec and sponsored by Earnest & Young, the third edition of cyber stars competition concluded today. The winners in the competition in the age group 17 to 24 are, Rashid Hilal Al Abri won the best attacker and Malik Hilal Al Rawahi the best defender, while Salim Ali Al Badi won the best responder to the security incidents. In the age group 24 years and above, Salim Darwish Al Moqbali won best attacker and Rami Thani Al Amri won best defender.

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The three winners for both age groups will represent Oman at the annual Regional Cybersecurity Conference organized by the Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center in October.

Aziza Sultan Al Rashdi, Director of Cybersecurity Professional Services at ITA, emphasized the importance of such challenges in building the Omani capabilities and potentials as the technology is rapidly changing. She elaborated, “We are witnessing a rapid and continuous updates and developments in the technology and consequently the attacks and security threats are developing, which requires parallel capabilities if not superior to those of the attackers. The Oman CERT is keen to develop Omanis in this field through a number of training programs and in this edition of cyber stars competition we focused on, ethical piracy, protection of infrastructure systems, malware analysis, and digital forensics analysis.”


About Cyber Stars

The competition aims to develop skills and talents in the Arab countries in the field of cybersecurity and enhance their ability to compete at the regional and international levels. 40 participants out of 260 registrants competed in the final stage today. The participants were divided by age into two groups; 7 to 24 years old and 24 years and older. It is based on creating some scenarios and the participants has to respond each in the category they are in.

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About ARCC

The ITU-Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center (ITU-ARCC) was launched in December 2012 by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Sultanate represented by the ITA. The Center provides assistance for Arab countries to establish national cyber security centers and help them gain international recognition, and give them the opportunity to benefit from the services provided by the Regional Center, in cooperation with ITU.


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