As per a statement, the competitors was organised by the Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center and Silensec and supported by Earnest & Young.
The winners in the competitors in the age group 17 to 24 are Salim Darwish al Moqbali (greatest attacker) and Rami Thani al Amri (greatest defender), although Yasir Khalid al Siyabi was awarded the greatest responder to safety incidents. In the age group 24 years and above, Rashid Hilal al Abri won the greatest attacker and Malik Hilal al Rawahi the greatest defender, although Salim Ali al Badi won the greatest responder to safety incidents.
The 3 winners for each age groups will represent Oman at the annual Regional Cybersecurity Conference organised by the Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center in October.
Aziza Sultan al Rashdi, director of Cybersecurity Professional Services at ITA, emphasised the value of such challenges in developing the Omani capabilities and potentials as the technologies is quickly altering. She stated, “We are witnessing a rapid and continuous updates and developments in the technology and consequently the attacks and security threats are developing, which requires parallel capabilities if not superior to those of the attackers. The Oman CERT is keen to develop Omanis in this field through a number of training programmes and in this edition of Cyber Stars Competition we focused on, ethical piracy, protection of infrastructure systems, malware analysis, and digital forensics analysis.”
The competitors aimed to create abilities and talents in the Arab nations in the field of cybersecurity and improve their capability to compete at regional and international levels.
Information Source: Muscat Daily