Potential cybersecurity experts in Qatar have the chance to prove their skills in a nationwide competition.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC), in association with the ITU Arab Regional Cybersecurity Centre (ARCC), has announced this year’s Qatar Threat Hunters competition for young people aged between 17 and 24.
Competition winners are going to be awarded during the Regional Cybersecurity Week 2018 for the Arab Region. This will be held in Kuwait from October 21 to 25.
The MOTC has invited all Qatari talents who have skills in the realm of cybersecurity to join the competition.
This national contest is a part of the Arab Threat Hunter competition that is organised by ITU and ARCC for Arab youth to develop their skills and talents in the field.
The aim is to qualify and prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and specialists and harness their capabilities for competing regionally and globally.
As the cybersecurity skills gap continues to grow both in the private and public sector, cybersecurity competitions have been recognised worldwide as an effective method for finding new talents and to foster the development of the required cybersecurity competences.
The competition revolves around several questions and challenges on cybersecurity domains such as ethical hacking, system exploitation, ICT infrastructure and system protection, computer forensics and malware analysis.