Trend Micro Incorporated has announced its 6th annual Capture the Flag (CTF) Competition. This online event will provide hands on experience to more cybersecurity professionals and upgrade their expertise and talent to next level.
This 2020 Trend Micro CTF 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 are invited to test their skills across several critical areas of cybersecurity, especially those experiencing talent shortages or facing targeted attacks.
“The future of the connected world and digitally powered organizations rests upon the ability of the cybersecurity industry to defend business-critical data and systems,” said Mike Gibson, vice president of threat research for Trend Micro.
As per Mike Gibson , “However, the corporate attack surface and threat landscape are constantly growing and changing. Our global CTF helps push back against these trends by empowering talented individuals to strengthen their skill sets in crucial areas. We also learn a lot from the contestants with how they approach challenges and the tools they use, which helps us stay ahead as defenders.”
The events that will be covered this year are challenges in reverse engineering Forensics/exploitation open source intelligence (OSINT), Mobile, IoT, machine learning, and radio-frequency (RF) systems
RF is featured for the first time after a highly successful engagement with the cybersecurity community in separate Capture the Signal events over the past two years.
This year’s Global CTF consists of an online qualifier and virtual finals event. The online qualifier will take place on September 26-27 (Japan Standard Time) and will include Jeopardy-style questions to challenge teams’ problem-solving skills. The top 10 teams will qualify for the finals, which will take place online on the weekend of December 18.