Softwarerica College ranked among top five in ‘Catch the Flag’ competition as ThreatCon 2023 concludes
The ‘Threatcon Threatcon 2023’ hacker conference has concluded. Threatnics, a cyber security firm, organized the event from 25th to 27th of August last year.
The three-day program included a hacker’s workshop, conference, and various other programs held at Hotel Yak and Yeti in Kathmandu. Among them, the ‘Camture the Flag’ (CTF) competition was also held.
A total of 38 groups representing various colleges and IT companies participated in the competition. The top five groups (first to fifth) were from 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) worth 1600 dollars (about 2 lakh 14 thousand rupees).
The second-place group won VIP access to the prestigious Hack The Box (HTB) worth $203 (about 27 thousand) along with 7,500 rupees in cash and two VIP subscriptions worth $168 (about 22,000 rupees) for six months.
Similarly, the third-place group received 5,000 rupees in cash, one year of VIP access to Hack the Box, and one VIP subscription worth $84 (roughly 11,000 rupees) for six months.
This annual event has become a center of interest for those interested in cyber security and hacking. It attracts people from different fields, similar to world-famous cyber security programs like ‘Black Hat’ and ‘Def Con’. This was the fifth edition of ThreatCon.
Organizing cyber security competitions like this in Nepal will help the youth gain expertise in this field. These programs teach problem-solving skills, develop cyber security awareness, and prepare individuals for cyber security challenges.