Trend Micro to Host Third Annual Capture the Flag Competition

Capture the Flag aims to grow vital industry knowledge in young professionals

Trend Micro Inc. will host Trend Micro CTF 2017 - Raimund Genes Cup, the third annual Capture the Flag (CTF) cybersecurity competition.

Trend Micro CTF targets young professionals in the cybersecurity industry to enhance their practical skills in areas such as cybercrimes, targeted attacks, Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS).

"Our goal is to support and strengthen the skillset of professionals entering the industry to better prepare and protect against today's most pressing threats," said Eva Chen, CEO for Trend Micro.

"To accomplish our mission of making the digital world safer for everyone, we must support engineers in developing and stretching their cybersecurity knowledge in these specific, relevant areas."

The competition comprises an online qualifying event and finals held in Tokyo, Japan. The online qualifier is in a "Jeopardy" format, challenging players to solve challenges in various categories, such as SCADA, IoT and targeted attacks.

The top ten teams from the online qualifier will advance to compete in the final, which will be played with a combination of "attack and defense" and Jeopardy formats. The final winning team will be awarded JPY 1,000,000 (approximately HK$70,000), Zero Day Initiative Rewards Program points, and automatic qualification for HITCON CTF 2017 Final to be held in Taipei, Taiwan.

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