Category: CSIRT

SANReN Network Security Grant Call 2019 – closed

SANReN herewith requests proposals from South African public universities to host a grant programme that is designed to assist post-graduate students performing research in the fields of network security. This grant programme is aimed at:

  • supporting applied research in the field of network security, with a specific focus on the application thereof in the NREN domain; and
  • developing a pipeline of graduates skilled and capable in network security

Funding will be awarded to the university that is deemed to be most capable of leading Masters and PhD level graduate students, as well as post-doctoral researchers in the field of network security.

Details of the research focus areas, eligibility criteria, application requirements and evaluation process:

Universities that wish to apply for the grant programme can submit their proposals to Dr Renier van Heerden at renier@sanren.ac.za

Closing date: 1 July 2019.

SANReN Cyber Security Challenge 2018: Winners

SANReN hosted its second Cyber Security Challenge during the CHPC National Conference 2018 at the Century City Conference Center in Cape Town.

The competition was split into two rounds:

  • During the first round, students competed for placement in the final round. Over two hundred students from more than ten universities competed in the qualification round that was hosted during September and October 2018.
  • During the final round, 38 students comprising ten teams competed over a span of four days from the 2nd to 5th December 2018. Much fun was had by the students during the competition.

The following teams participated in the final round:

  • misJUDged (BRICS Champions) –  University of Pretoria
  • Down Town Cookie Factory – University of Pretoria
  • Wits Hacky Sac – University of the Witwatersrand
  • PUK3 – North West University
  • GGEZ – University of the Western Cape
  • Mirai – Rhodes University
  • Bit Phase – Stellenbosch University
  • Bureau 122 – University of Cape Town
  • NUST4 – Namibia University of Science and Technology
  • Cyber Nerds – University of Botswana

The final scoreboard at the end of the 2018 competition was as follows:

Overall placement Prizes:

  • First Place: misJUDged (BRICS Champions) –  University of Pretoria
  • Second place: Bit Phase – Stellenbosch University
  • Third Place: Down Town Cookie Factory – University of Pretoria

Specific Challenges:

  • Social Engineering Challenge:
    • Muhammed Rashaad Cassim (Wits Hacky Sac – University of the Witwatersrand)
    • Senate Pearl Lekemola (Cyber Nerds – University of Botswana)
    • Zonica Lombard (PUK3 – North West University)
    • Tinashe Chitamba (NUST4 – Namibia University of Science and Technology)
  • Hash Challenge: GGEZ – University of the Western Cape
  • Hack the Server Challenge: misJUDged (BRICS Champions) –  University of Pretoria

 

Much appreciation goes to our Cyber Security Challenge 2018 Sponsors

 

 

 

For more information see Cyber Security Challenge 2018

SANReN Cyber Security Challenge 2018 in full swing

SANReN is hosting its second Cyber Security Challenge during the CHPC National Meeting 2018 at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town from the 02 to 06 December 2018. The Challenge is currently in full swing and competition between teams is rife.

The current ranking at 15h20 on 03 December 2018. Team MisJUDged is in the lead.

The purpose of the competition is to stimulate interest in Cyber Security in the field of network security within South African Tertiary institutions. Thus, the competition is aimed at university students who are interested in information security fields such as penetration testing, incident response, digital forensics and security training. During the competition students will be exposed to real cyber related threats.

Due to the high interest among students the competition was split into two rounds. In the first, qualifying round, students competed for placement and a chance to compete in the final round at the hosted event in Cape Town. Of the over 200 students from over ten universities that sought a place in the final round, only 40 were placed.

Which one of these teams will be crowned the winner?

  • misjudged – BRICS Champions
  • Down Town Cookie Factory – University of Pretoria
  • Wits Hacky Sac – University of the Witwatersrand
  • PUK3 – North West University
  • GGEZ – University of the Western Cape
  • Mirai – Rhodes University
  • Bit Phase – Stellenbosch University
  • Bureau 122 – University of Cape Town
  • NUST4 – Namibia University of Science and Technology
  • Cyber Nerds – University of Botswana

Much appreciation goes to our Cyber Security Challenge 2018 Sponsors

 

 

 

For more information see Cyber Security Challenge 2018