Students from Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) celebrated their glorious victory as they emerged champions in the Ernst & Young Asia-Pacific Cyber Hackathon Challenge 2019 held in Hong Kong last month.
The competition, which saw university teams from Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong participating, required teams to work on a real-life cyber challenge of “capturing flags” (hidden strings) that were concealed in various systems. This involved strategic thinking, reasoning and technical programming skills.
The winning team, FetchOrbis, walked away with a grand prize of HKD20,000 (equivalent to RM10,380). Team members Yap Chee Sing, Mun Chee Wah, Imran Esack Dawoodjee and Hassan Zayan Azzam are studying Cyber Security and Software Engineering under APU’s School of Computing & Technology.
Hassan Zayan Azzam proudly expressed his memorable experience. “This has been an incredible learning experience for us as we are still very new to the competitive scene. The competition emulated real-world environments and scenarios really well and it certainly was challenging.”
EduAdvisor congratulates FetchOrbis for their amazing achievements!
Interested in the world of cybersecurity? Perhaps a Degree in Computer Science is your calling. Who knows, you could be the next hackathon champion.