Ignite, the nation’s technology fund will host the Second Annual National Cybersecurity Hackathon and Practical Workshop.
In 8 of the country’s biggest cities, there are hands-on workshops, and from October to December, the national cyber security hackathon will take place in 5 places. The Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies runs Ignite (MoITT).
There are cybersecurity hackathon competitions in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, and Quetta, and there will be cybersecurity workshops in Multan, Sukkur, Abbottabad, and Quetta. Ignite announced that the prize money for the winners is always Rs. 6 million. Ignite says that Rs. 3 million is then given to the winner, Rs. 2 million to the runner-up, and Rs. 1 million to the third-place finisher.
Ignite says that the National Cybersecurity Hackathon Competition became made so that cyber security fans, hackers, and students could take part in the exciting challenge and possibly get recognition, money, and educational opportunities.
Attack data and network traffic made during contests at the Cybersecurity Hackathon 2022 will help security researchers and academics model, predict, and stop actual security breaches.
It will increase a person’s confidence in their information security skills and also give them better hands-on experience. By keeping an eye on the cybersecurity workforce, gaps in knowledge can be found.
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Ignite held its first Cybersecurity Hackathon in 2021. 1176 teams from all over the country participated. Only 475 of the 1176 teams that started the tournament got to the finals in Islamabad. These qualifying rounds happened in Karachi, Lahore, and also Islamabad. The winning teams in the hackathon’s five categories shared a total of Rs. 6 million in prize money.
Ignite, formerly called the National ICT R&D Fund, is a government-owned, not-for-profit organization in Pakistan (MoITT).