Cyber Stars Uganda 2019

Cyber security has emerged as one of the key aspects that must be addressed in order to realise the reliability of communication services today. This necessitates the development of local cybersecurity skills.

In this regard, the Uganda Communications Commission(UCC) has partnered with Silensec in organizing a national cyber-security competition called the Cyber Stars of Uganda.

This competition shall provide a virtual space for local university students aged between 18 -25 years to learn more about cybersecurity and develop their skills in this field.


• Build a culture of cyber awareness amongst the youth.
• Reduce the human capacity gap in the cyber security field
• Enhance national expertise in cyber security operations


Please read the following Rules section carefully, and abide by them during the contest. Disregarding the rules may result in your team being disqualified.

Competition Schedule

wdt_ID Phase Dates Description
1 Registration and Pre-selection 15th July - 30th September 2019 Registration and Selection of University Students
5 Launch Workshop 3rd October 2019 Workshop
6 Mentorship 4th - 31st October 2019 Mentorship Workshop
7 National Semi-finals 7th November 2019 Students from each university compete among themselves,
the best will form teams of 3s to represent the university
at the national level
8 National Finals 28th November 2019 The selected teams from the various universities will compete
in a national live event to determine the best team/university
9 Regional Finals To Be Announced The winning team/university at the national competition will
represent Uganda in a regional competition

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