The cybersecurity awareness program CyberCamp-USAL, coordinated by the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE) and the BISITE Research Group of the University of Salamanca, has successfully held the "CTF Cybersecurity Competition for companies outside the sector".
91 professionals from different companies, in countries such as Spain, Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador, signed up to attempt to solve the hacking challenges which had been organized into different categories (web, forensics, cryptography, steganography, networks and binary), and had adapted levels of difficulty - from beginner to advanced level - so that anyone could measure their knowledge. In the CTF, carried out in the well-known Jeopardy style, the scores were dynamic, and the more difficult challenges earned more points for whoever managed to solve them, including a bonus for the first person to decipher each flag.
The competition, which was initially going to be available exclusively on 25 October, was extended for a few more hours until 3:00 p.m. on the 26th at the request of the participants, who asked for more time to face the challenges and try to obtain the highest possible score. In the end, the winner was Pablo Pérez Rodríguez with 4,610 points.
CyberCamp-USAL will continue to organize activities. On Tuesday, 31 October, a series of cybersecurity talks will be held for employees with the aim of training workers in subjects such as secure teleworking, data protection in the company and awareness-raising. The content will be available on the e4you course platform and anyone wishing to participate can register free of charge via this link.