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Dubai Police launch second edition of cybersecurity challenge

Dubai Police launch second edition of cybersecurity challenge

Dubai Police have launched the second edition of the 'Capture the Flag' cybersecurity challenge

Dubai Police have launched the second annual cybersecurity challenge, called ‘Capture the Flag’ (CTF), to strengthen the problem-solving skills of cybersecurity enthusiasts.

CTF has been designed to encourage the younger generation to develop ideas and solutions through a cybersecurity problem-solving challenge that encompasses forensics and defence methods.

The challenge, which will take place from February 22 to 23 at Hub Zero, City Walk, provides an opportunity to apply penetration testing and analytical skills in a real-world cybersecurity scenario.

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

The launch of CTF highlights the efforts of Dubai Police in addressing cybersecurity challenges and preparing young people for the future by acquiring skills in the cybersecurity field and building competencies for the future job market.

His Excellency Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, said: “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.”