A five member team 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 of Cyber Disease 2019 event at IIT Bombay on March 16, 2019, and secured the third prize.

The student team included Ishwarya S., Alagu Vignesh, Kannan Mani S. M. (3rd year B. Tech. student, Department of Computer Science and Engineering), Aditya Shanmugam (2nd year B.Tech. student, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering) and Kailash R. (2nd year B.Tech. student, Department of Computer Science and Engineering).

Around 50 shortlisted students from different colleges participated in the final round. The participants were given a virtual disk image and the task of the students was to Capture the Flag which would be achieved at the end of all 5 challenges. The challenges included Windows Hacking, Malware Analysis, Web Hacking, etc. The final round was challenging enough to test the abilities and skills of the participants.

"We secured the prize because of consistent hardwork 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 Ishwarya.

"It was an informative and a fun event, we expected to win the first prize but we missed it in the last challenge. Such events brings awareness to the students about cyber crimes. I hope each and every student should participate in such events, " shared Aditya.

“The event was well organized, tasks and challenges were in a perfect flow, each challenge greatly tested our skills in this field and brought us greater knowledge about cyber forensics as we progressed with the challenge,” Alagu Vignesh.

Cyber Disease is an event based on Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security which was held at Radiance 2019 (Technical Fest of Mechanical Dept. of IIT Bombay) on March 16, 2019. This event was organized by i3indya technologies.

The prelims, selection rounds across the country, were organized in 17 different colleges across India and a prelims round was conducted at the end of the workshop. In Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham zonal centre, around 200 students from different colleges participated, in which eight students were selected for the final round. The prelims round had 4 challenges on Windows Hacking, Smart Phone Hacking, System Attack and Email Investigation.

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