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NCCS and National CERT partners for 2nd Pakistan Cybersecurity Challenge 2023

National Centre for Cyber Security (NCCS) and the National CERT jointly organized the 2nd Pakistan Cybersecurity Challenge (PCC 2023), hosted at Air University Islamabad. The finals of Pakistan Cybersecurity Challenge were held on 6th & 7th December. It consisted of a series of events including Capture-the-Flag event, Pak-Crypt Challenge, and Cybersecurity Startup Ideas Cup. A notable number of cyber security and IT industry executives, academia, and representatives of the Government and private sector attended the closing ceremony of Pakistan Cybersecurity Challenge and lauded the initiative.
The Pakistan Cybersecurity Challenge 2023 witnessed enthusiastic participation from over 85 educational institutions, with more than 1100 participants. Around 110 finalists contested in the final rounds. Overall, 12 Teams emerged as winners in three flagship events of Capture-the-Flag Competition, Pak-Crypt Challenge and Startup Ideas Cup and were awarded cash prizes.
NCCS and National CERT together aim to provide a solid platform for students nationwide to showcase their cybersecurity skills for strengthening Pakistan’s cyber defenses. The NCCS and National CERT collaboration continues to pave the path for excellence in cybersecurity education and awareness.