#Amrita #University to hold national #ethical #hacking #contest

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, a multi-disciplinary university,set to hold its ninth edition of national ethical hacking contest for three months – October to December this year.

The contest called Amrita InCTF, cybersecurity talent-hunt competition which will expose students to computer security, secure coding practices and consequences of unethical practices.

While Amrita InCTF is meant for college students, Amrita InCTFj (India Capture the Flag Junior) is an innovative learn-hack-win challenge for school students from Class 8 to 12.

“More than 12,000 students from 19 states have participated in the event since its inception in 2010. The global technology industry holds Amrita InCTF in high esteem. Many participants have been recruited by the security divisions of firms like Google, VMWare, FireEye, Flipkart, Amazon, Symantec and DRDO,” said Vipin Pavithran, Founder of Amrita InCTF and Professor at Amrita Centre for Cybersecurity Systems & Networks, Amrita Vishwa Vidypaeetham, Kerala.

For free online registration, college students can visit www.inctf.in before November 5. School students can apply online at junior.inctf.in before October 5.

Source: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/education/amrita-university-to-hold-national-ethical-hacking-contest/article25068619.ece