MOTC Opens “Threat Hunters 2020 Competition”

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
MOTC Opens “Threat Hunters 2020 Competition”

Doha – Qatar

The Ministry of Transport and Communications, in cooperation with the ITU-Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center (ARCC), has opened the registration for Qatar Threat Hunters 2020.

MOTC is inviting all those who are interested in information security and those who have unique skills of detecting security threats to join the competition. Registration is available at until August 25, 2020.

The competition is open for youth in the age group 17-24 and youth who are 24 years old and above.

The three winners from Qatar Threat Hunters 2020 competition from each age group will be nominated to participate and represent Qatar at the 3rd edition of the Regional Threat Hunters 2020, organized by ITU-ARCC in partnership with Silensec.

The competition revolves around several scenarios and challenges on cybersecurity domains such as ethical hacking, ICT infrastructure protection, computer forensics and malware analysis.

This year’s competition aims at further developing and sharpening the skills and talents in the Arab world in the realm of cybersecurity and keeping up with cybersecurity challenges emerging from the novel Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The aim is to qualify and prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and specialists and harness their capabilities for competing regionally and globally.

The competition in Qatar will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 for participants from within Qatar, ending with selecting the three winners from each age group who will compete at the level of Arab countries in the regional stage that will be held during Q4 of 2020.