CS Team Wins Second Place in Cybersecurity Competition

03 February 2014 Comments Off on CS Team Wins Second Place in Cybersecurity Competition

Siber Meydan, a cybersecurity competition for university students, was held in November and December 2013 by the TÜBİTAK Cyber Security Institute in conjunction with the National Cyber Security Strategy and Action Plan. The competition took place in two rounds: a qualification and a final round.

A total of 65 teams made up of 256 students participated in the qualification round, which was held online November 19-20. The 10 top-scoring teams were invited to İstanbul for the final round, where they competed head-to-head in an attack-and-defense-style Capture the Flag event on December 16.

At the end of the competition, the top three teams among the finalists received awards. Team Null from Bilkent, consisting of CS students Cihat Öge (captain), Ali Yeşilyaprak, Alim Gökkaya, Alper Gündoğdu and Furkan Mustafa Akdemir, took second place. They were presented with their award by TÜBİTAK Acting Vice President Dr. Hasan Palaz.

Further details about the competition can be found at www.sibermeydan.org.