PUP students to represent PH at Cyber SEA Games
MANILA, Philippines - Students from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) won the National Qualifiers for the ASEAN-Japan Cyber SEA Games on October 13.
Congratulations to the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) for winning the Cyber SEA Games! PUP will be...Posted by Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) on Wednesday, 14 October 2015
As part of the competition, participants took part in a Jeopardy-style format. Participating schools included Adamson University, Mapua Institute of Technology, Technological University of the Philippines, and Asia Pacific College. The competition was hosted by the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Office in Quezon City.
PUP was declared the winner after securing 1,702 points, a full 303 ahead of the runner-up, Asia Pacific College with 1,402 points. The competition tested their knowledge on a wide range of security topics, including Forensics, Reverse Engineering, Computer Network Defense-Hardening, and Penetration Testing.
The Cyber SEA Games is a contest founded with the aim to promote cybersecurity awareness among youth. It came into fruition with approval from leaders during the 7th ASEAN Japan Information Policy Meeting.
PUP will now represent the Philippines in the Regional division of the Cyber SEA Games. It will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on November 11, 2015. Like the National Qualifiers, this regional event will see collegiate students square off on similar topics pertaining to Cybersecurity. This time, however, PUP will be up against students from other SE Asian nations, including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand.
The winner of that contest shall then be invited to participate in the Cyber Security Contest to be held in Japan in 2016. – Lorenzo Benitez/Rappler.com
Lorenzo Benitez is a Rappler intern. He is an incoming Cornell University student. Follow him on Twitter: @_lorenzob