Softwarerica College Emerges as a Top Five Contender in ‘Catch the Flag’ Competition as ThreatCon 2023 Concludes
The hacker conference ‘Threatcon Threatcon 2023’ has concluded. The event was organized by cybersecurity firm Threatnics from August 25th to 27th last year.
During the three-day program held at Hotel Yak and Yeti in Kathmandu, various activities such as hacker workshops, conferences, and programs took place, including the ‘Capture the Flag’ (CTF) competition.
A total of 38 groups representing different colleges and IT companies participated in the competition. Among them, the top five groups belonged to Softwareica College. The first-place group received a cash prize of 10,000 rupees and an OSCP certificate (PEN 200 course, 90 days access to lab and exam), valued at 1,600 dollars (approximately 214,000 rupees).
The second-place group won VIP access to the prestigious Hack The Box (HTB) valued at $203 (around 27,000 rupees), along with a cash prize of Rs 7,500 and two VIP subscriptions worth $168 (about Rs 22,000) for six months. Likewise, the third-place group received a cash prize of 5,000 rupees, one-year VIP access to Hack the Box, and one VIP subscription worth $84 (approximately Rs. 11,000) for six months.
This annual event has become a focal point of interest for those interested in cybersecurity and hacking. The program attracts individuals from various fields due to its diversity. ThreatCon has established itself as an identity similar to the world-famous cybersecurity conferences like ‘Black Hat’ and ‘Def Con’. This was its fifth edition.
Organizing such cybersecurity competitions in Nepal will help young individuals gain expertise in this field. These programs teach problem-solving skills, raise awareness about cybersecurity, and prepare participants for cybersecurity challenges.