The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), in co-operation with the ITU Arab Regional Cybersecurity Centre (ARCC), has opened registration for Qatar Threat Hunters 2020.

In a statement yesterday, the MoTC said it is inviting all those who are interested in information security and those who have unique skills of detecting security threats to join the competition. Registration is available at until August 25.

The competition is open for youth in the age group of 17-24 years and those aged 24 years and above. The three winners from each age group will be nominated to participate and represent Qatar in the third edition of the Regional Threat Hunters 2020, organised by ITU-ARCC in partnership with Silensec.

The competition revolves around several scenarios and challenges on cybersecurity domains such as ethical hacking, ICT infrastructure protection, computer forensics and malware analysis.

This year’s competition aims at further developing and sharpening the skills and talents in the Arab world in the realm of cybersecurity and keeping up with cybersecurity challenges emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The aim is to qualify and prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and specialists and harness their capabilities for competing regionally and globally.

The competition in Qatar will be held on August 26 for participants from within Qatar, ending with selecting the three winners from each age group who will compete at the level of Arab countries in the regional stage that will be held during Q4 of 2020.

Source : Gulf Times

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