Bilkent Students Second in Cybersecurity Hackathon

10 December 2019 Comments Off on Bilkent Students Second in Cybersecurity Hackathon

After almost 36 hours of nonstop work, team NineNine (CTIS students Abdurahman Atakishiyev, Ping Cheng and Zeyad Abuamer, and CS student Hikmet Demir) were able to secure second place in the Cybersecurity Hackathon sponsored by Türkiye Siber Güvenlik Kümelenmesi and the Bilkent University Young Entrepreneurs Society.

Students from all around Turkey participated in the hackathon, which took place at Cyberpark and lasted from 8 a.m. on November 30 to 8 p.m. on December 1.

The Bilkent team’s concept, “Web Vulnerabilities Incidents Detection Using Machine Learning,” proved to be a success. During this short period, the NineNine members implemented and deployed two microservices using Python, Tornado, Firebase and a Digital Ocean Droplet.

On the front end, they had an interactive SPA dashboard using React and Redux, while on the machine learning side, they trained various models until they reached an accuracy of up to 99.5 percent on attack variants like SQLi and XSS, using Scipy Kit and NLTK. By the end of the hackathon, the team had a fully working prototype that they presented in detail to the eight jury members.