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Dh20,000 prize in Dubai Police’s cyber security challenge


DUBAI – Cyber security enthusiasts have a chance to win Dh20,000 as the Dubai Police’s “Capture the Flag” cyber security challenge returns for its second edition.

Capture the Flag was designed to inspire cyber security enthusiasts to learn more about computer science and strengthen their problem-solving skills in cyber security.

The challenge will take place from February 22 to 23 in Hub Zero, City Walk to provide contestants the opportunity to apply penetration testing and analytical skills in a real-world cyber security scenario.

The grand prize winner will get Dh20,000 while the second prize winner will get Dh10,000 and the third placer will bring home Dh5,000.

Competitors can participate by registering via the challenge’s website to showcase their skills and usage of the latest technologies in defeating cybercrime attacks.

“The launch of the second edition of the challenge is in line with the vision of our wise leadership, which gives a top priority to nurturing generations of specialists and professionals in various technological sectors that are able to contribute to building a knowledge-based economy, achieve technological breakthroughs and keep up with changes in the job market,” said Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police.

The Dubai Police is hoping for more participants this year, after the first Capture the Flag challenge saw the participation of 30 contestants from the region.

“We are confident that the event, which is being witnessed by professionals and amateurs in the field of information technology and cybersecurity, will sharpen the minds of the contestants, motivate generations of young people and increase their knowledge of topics and issues related to the world of information technology and its developments,” said Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, director of the Criminal Investigation Department at the Dubai Police. GAD/PR


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