Cyber security competition in Nigeria

NIGERIA NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY COMPETITION FOR TERTIARY INSTITUTION STUDENTS

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

NaijaSecCon CTF 2019 competition is for students across all tertiary institutions (polytechnics and universities alike) in Nigeria – to compete in tackling a fictional cyber catastrophe. The contest is designed to accommodate all levels of skill and experience, but more importantly, the contest is a fun challenge which anyone can play and it doesn’t require a whole lot of commitment or advanced skills.

  • To participate, you need to register a team of 4-6 students representing a University.
  • It is absolutely fine to have multiple teams representing a University. You are allowed to have ONLY 1 professional on your team i.e. In a team of 5, it is okay to have 4 students and 1 working class professional on the team. In a team of 6, it is okay to have 5 students and 1 working class professional on the team.
  • The contest is in 2 phases – an ONLINE qualifying phase and the finals (onsite).
  • Nigeria has six (6) Geo-political zones – North Central, North East, North West, South West, South South and South West. Upon qualification, 2 Teams will be selected per zone to compete at the finals.

SCHEDULE

  • Registration starts 25th January, 2019
  • Registration ends 14th March, 2019
  • Online Qualifiers will be between 21st March, 2019– 30th March, 2019 and the top 2 teams per zone will be invited for the Onsite finals on May 3rd, 2019 at the Conference Venue.

PRIZES

Internship opportunities at a Big 4 Consulting Firm

PhynxLabs have donated the prize money for this year’s CTF (please contact ctf@naijaseccon.com for sponsorship opportunities).

  • The top 3 teams will win a total cash prize of N200,000 Naira

Prizes provided by:

SOFTWARE

There are no software requirements but if you have never played a CTF before then installing Kali, Burp, and Metasploit will be enough to get you started. Additionally, https://trailofbits.github.io/ctf provides a CTF field guide which you may find useful.

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