CyberSCI - Cyber Security Challenge Canada
Cyber Security Challenge Canada was hosted on Friday, January 25 for the first time in Western Canada at Surrey City Hall. Computing Science Professor Uwe Glässer is pleased to report that Manshant Singh Kohli, Navdeep Singh Sikhal, and Inderpol Toor, representing one of three SFU/CS teams, took the trophy. Out of the nine competing teams from KPU, SFU, UBC, UFV and UVic, they were awarded the 1st Place. This is an amazing accomplishment.
Manshant, Inderpol, and Navdeep (from left to right in the image), are Computing Science undergraduate students with special cybersecurity skills. The contest comprised a series of penetration test tasks targeting user credentials to gain access to web sites, computer networks and servers on a test platform simulating real-world cyber scenarios.
Jointly organized by the City of Surrey, SERENE-RISK and HackingAway.org, "Canada’s Cyber Security Challenge will enhance Canada’s cyber security strategy by enticing bright and energetic individuals to join our country’s ranks of cyber security professionals." (http://cybersecuritychallenge.ca/cybersci-surrey/)
The event was sponsored by a number of commercial partners and a professional organization including Cisco, Coast Capital Savings, Powertech Labs, Scalar Decisions and ISACA, all interested in cybersecurity. Participating students had the opportunity to talk to sponsors about internships and several internships were offered to the students.
Given the great turnout and attention the has event received, the City is very pleased and intends to regularly organize this event in the future.