Rwanda has opened the second cyber security competition that will introduce a new batch of young Rwandans in the battle against cyber attackers who have become very much creative.

The competition involving 150 students from 16 universities and institutions of high learning students was officially launched on Tuesday with a workshop on cyber security technics conducted by Kenyan cyber security specialist, Kapere Ndege.

During the 8th Arab Region Cyber Security Summit held in Oman, the results of the second edition of Regional Cyber Stars competition was revealed and the following were awarded;

Muscat: The third edition of cyber stars competition, organised by the Arab Regional Cybersecurity Center and Silensec and sponsored by Ernst & Young, has concluded.

The competition winners from the 24 and above age group were Salim Darwish Al Moqbali, who won best attacker, Rami Thani Al Amri, who was awarded best defender . The 17 to 24 age group winners were Rashid Hilal Al Abri, who won the best attacker and Malik Hilal Al Rawahi, who won the best defender, while Salim Ali Al Badi won the best responder to security incidents

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The ITU Arab Regional Cyber Security Center (ITU-ARCC) was established by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Information Technology Authority with a vision of creating a safer and cooperative cybersecurity environment in the Arab Region. Read more