CYBERSECURITY STUDENT CHALLENGE

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: Sunday, 30 June 2024
Notification: Monday, 15 July 2024
Camera ready: Friday, 30 August 2024

INDUSTRY-SOLUTION CHALLENGE WORKSHOP MODALITIES

Industry partners are invited to propose a challenge topic of interest based on their organisation’s needs. Postgraduate and undergraduate students are invited to either propose a relevant challenge to cybersecurity that they would like to solve or participate in one of the industry-inspired challenges issued by the conference’s top sponsors. Throughout the challenge, teams will apply research, analytics and technical skills to investigate practical cybersecurity solutions under the mentorship of an expert from each sponsoring industry partner.

NB: Proposed cybersecurity challenges by students would need to first be approved by the conference organisers. (Email: technical-programme@paicta.co.)

DELIVERABLES

  • A report outlining the solution (maximum four pages)
  •  Summary (slides) presentation of the solution with appropriate audio-visuals
  • Prototype or proof of concept (POC) [optional]

CHALLENGE PRIZE AND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Customised skills development or work experience packages designed by the topic sponsors. Company-sponsored valued prizes by the topic sponsors.
  • Top teams will have the opportunity to attend the CyberSecurity4D conference. Challenge award winners will be announced at the conference
  • Winning teams or individual participants will be awarded the “CyberSecurity4D 2024 Industry Solutions Innovator Award”

PARTICIPATION CRITERIA AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST 

The challenge is open to:

  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate students across all disciplines
  • Individuals or teams of up to 3 members
  • Students interested in participating should email technical-programmme@paicta.co by 1 April 2024 – 23h00 and indicate/include the following:

      ● Team member(s)

      ● Field and level of study for all member(s)

      ● Selected topic or area of challenge

      ● Affiliated university or Academic institution

Note: Team members may not necessarily come from the same university/academic institution.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Participation invitation opens: 01 April 2024
  • Participation entry closes: 30 June 2024
  • Challenge kick-off (virtual event): 01 August 2024
  • Challenge Finale (virtual /in-person event):  16 August 2024
  • Awards & Prizes: At the Cybersecurity4D conference 2024 in East London

We encourage industry stakeholders to propose challenges for consideration as the Cybersecurity Industry Solutions workshop challenges must be uploaded within the next couple of days.

Submissions for the Cybersecurity Challenge should be directed to technical-programme@paicta.co 

Submission deadline: Sunday, 30 June 2024