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Amrita Center to organize Cybersecurity contest in Dec 19

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 (UNI) Amrita Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham will organize the 10th edition of the cybersecurity contest Amrita InCTF for working professionals and college students and Amrita InCTF Junior for school students between December 24-31.
The innovative learn-hack-win contest sponsored by Amazon, CISCO, and VMW aims at exposing and nurturing talent in the area of cybersecurity among the target audience and doesn’t require prior knowledge of cybersecurity to take part, a release said here on Monday.
The registration closes on October 31` 2019. Interested participants can register via inctf.in.

Being an online completion, InCTF allows participants to take part from anywhere in the country. Once the registration is accepted, the participants will have a learning round in which videos, online resources and mock contests will be provided to help them learn, followed by an online event.
Towards the end of the contest, the top 300+ finalists will be invited for a fully sponsored five-day cybersecurity training followed by the final round.
The final round will commence on December 2019. Prizes worth Rs 2.5 lakh await the winners of the contest. So far, 15,000 student participants have taken part in Amrita InCTF. This is the first time that professional CTF is being hosted.
This year Amrita InCTF is hosting Beginners CTF, Professional CTF, Penetration CTF, Women CTF and Hardware CTF. The event also gives participants an opportunity to be interviewed by the sponsors of the event for internship and placement.
Amrita InCTF Junior is an online competition that allows students to take part from anywhere in the country without paying any fee.
After registration, the student-participants like other participants will be provided with a learning round where videos, online resources and mock contests to help them learn, followed by an online event.
Towards the end of the contest, the top 50 students will be invited for a fully sponsored six-day cybersecurity training followed by the final round. The winners will be given grand prizes worth Rs 1 lakh after the final round on December 2019. Students from all over the country can register at junior.inctf.in, the release said.
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