Cyber Battle of the Emirates: Training the next generation of cyber security pros

Held annually in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Hack In The Box conferences bring together the world’s top cyber security experts to share and discuss their latest knowledge, ideas and techniques with security professionals and students.

HITB Cyber Battle of the Emirates

The next HITB event is HITB+ CyberWeek, which takes place October 12th – 17th at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi. As usual, it will offer security trainings, talks, and live challenges.

Cyber Battle of the Emirates

Among the live competitions to be held at the conference is the Cyber Battle of the Emirates (previously known as Cyber Quest), which will witness teams of high school and university students battle it out for the first place in the finals, a spot in the HITB+ CyberWeek PRO CTF contest, and the opportunity to win hefty monetary prizes and a trip to HITB Amsterdam in 2020.

All high school and university students studying across the United Arab Emirates are welcome to apply to enter the Cyber Battle of the Emirates.

After a technical pre-assessment, those chosen to participate were called in to go through a 4-days hands-on cyber security training program and have all of September to hone their skills on a custom-built continuous learning platform with a range of cyber exercises developed by Estonian cyber capabilities’ development company BHC Laboratory in collaboration with HITB.

HITB⁺ Cyber Battle of the Emirates finals will take place on October 13th & 14th at HITB+ CyberWeek, to be followed by the HITB+ CyberWeek PRO CTF contest on October 15th, 16th & 17th.

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Cyber Battle of the Emirates: Training the next generation of cyber security pros