Hanoi (VNA) – HCMUS.Twice, a student team from
the University of Natural Science under the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi
Minh City (VNU-HCM), triumphed the final round of the 2020 ASEAN Student
Contest on Information Security on November 28.
The finale brought together ten teams from Vietnam and six
others from ASEAN member states whose ability were tested on how to mount
cyber-attacks against their opponents and to defend their own computer networks
within a duration of eight hours.
HCMUS.Twice won the first prize with 6,900 points. NotEfiens from the VNU-HCM’s University of Technology and AmongUs from FPT
University, Hanoi shared the second prize.
The third prize was claimed by MSEC_ADC from the Military
Technical Academy, Pawsitive from the VNU-Hanoi’s University of Engineering and
Technology, ISIT-DTU1 from Duy Tan University, and PTIT.Infern0 from the Post
and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Hanoi.
The competition was organised by the Vietnam Information
Security Association (VNISA) as part of a series of events to mark the Vietnam
Information Security Day.
The contest has been held annually in Vietnam for the last
13 years, said Vu Quoc Khanh, VNISA Vice Chairman, adding that this is the second year it
was held among ASEAN nations.
The contest is a Capture-The-Flag competition for students
in the bloc to encourage them to study and cultivate practical and team-working
skills. It also aims at fostering cultural and academic exchanges among
information security students in ASEAN./.