Amrita Hackathon team mentored by TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, secured third place in the finals of TN Police Hacking contest held on November 23, 2019.
A total of 100 teams from different colleges/offices participated for the final round out of shortlisted 250 teams. The final round was held in the DGP Office, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
The participants were given a task to Capture the Flag which they get by the end of all 7 challenges. The challenges included Windows Hacking, Malware Analysis, Web Hacking, etc. A two-member team, A. V. Sidhartha and Aditya Shanmugam Third-year B.Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering, accompanied by faculty members Ms. Santhya R. and Mr. Ashok Kumar Mohan from TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, participated in the final round and secured the third prize. The final round was challenging enough to test the abilities and skills of the participants. The winners also got an opportunity to work with the cyber department of the police under the organization named 'Cyber Arangam'. It is an organization set up in collaboration with IIT Madras and Cyber Cell, Chennai, in order to give an opportunity for students to work in real-time environments in the field of Cyber Security.
"We secured the prize because of the consistent hard work and selfless team effort. We would like to share the credits with our faculty members Ms. Santhya R and Mr. Ashok Kumar Mohan, who constantly supported us and helped us prepare for the event. We had an amazing experience participating in the national level CTF competition," shared Sidhartha.
"It was an informative and fun event, we expected to win the first price but we missed it in the last challenge. Such events bring awareness to students about cybercrimes. I hope each and every student should participate in such events," added Aditya.
The winners were felicitated by Tamil Nadu Director General of Police Thiru. J. K. Tripathy., IPS. ADGP (Admin) Thiru. P. Kandaswamy., IPS, ADGP Cyber Thiru. G. Venkataraman., IPS, Chennai IIT Professor Thiru. Kamakoty also attended the function and addressed the gathering.