HITB+CyberWeek to organise the Cyber Battle of the Emirates

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HITB+CyberWeek will organise the Cyber Battle of the Emirates (CBOE) – a training program and hacking competition for high school and university students based in the UAE. This competition will see the winners of Belgium and Germany’s Cyber Security Challenge battling it out against the UAE’s best and brightest.

“We aspire to change the way we teach students in partnership with the private, public and private sector – to be less formulaic and to use more hands-on creative problem solving through real world cyber security challenges. That’s why we’re bringing more than just our cutting edge talks and trainings for professionals to HITB+CyberWeek but also developing specific content and challenges such as Cyber Battle of the Emirates (CBOE) for the wider student population,” said Dhillon Kannabhiran, Founder and CEO of HITB.

The winners from the CBOE will win a trip to the  HITB Amsterdam in 2020 and will also be eligible to compete with the professional teams in the Pro Capture the Flag (PROCTF), the hacking competition for professionals at HITB+CyberWeek, to be in the running to win US$100,000 in cash.

In total, there will be a US$2 million prize pool up for grabs across a range of competitions including Driven2Pwn, UAE’s first bug bounty event, and an AI Challenge, which calls upon participants to develop future cyber security tools using machine learning advancements.

To register your attendance for HITB+CyberWeek 2019, or to find out more about this progressive and transformative cyber security event, please visit https://cyberweek.ae/

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