Asia Pacific University (APU) has done it again by securing a fourth win as the Champion of the 2020 F-Secure Cyber Security Competition, beating 161 teams from 29 universities throughout Malaysia.
The yearly cyber security competition gives students a chance to demonstrate their understanding and skills in the Information Technology (IT) field while highlighting the importance of continuously nurturing student potential. Due to the Movement Control Order and COVID-19 situation, the competition took place virtually this year.
APU’s Team Shellhound, comprising Imran Esack Dawoodjee, Sritaran Doraisamy and Mohin Paramasivam and mentored by Yunita Yusof, scored an outstanding total of 410 points, almost 100 points more than the runner-up teams.
Imran Esack Dawoodjee, team leader of Shellhound, expressed his gratitude for modern-day tech as it substantially allowed the team to initiate online meets and practices together during the MCO where face-to-face meetings were impossible to hold.
Despite only being able to have online discussions, the team still managed to push through and excel at the virtual competition, walking away victorious with not only a trophy, but also several exclusive gaming merchandise — a Dell 24” monitor, a HyperX Cloud II headset, a Razer BlackWindow Elite mechanical keyboard and a Logitech G502 mouse.
It is no small feat for Team Shellhound to be able to have made a significant mark in the world of technology. APU has proven not once but four times that the education they offer is one of the best. If you’re planning to study technology, APU should be on your list to consider your choice.