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Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge: 12 -13 October 2021

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About the competition

Atlantic Council and the Cybersecurity Capacity Centre for Southern Africa (C3SA) at the University of Cape Town, are partnering to host the inaugural Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge in South Africa. The Cyber 9/12 Challenge for South Africa is designed to offer students enrolled in tertiary education programmes across a wide range of academic disciplines in South African universities, a better understanding of the policy challenges associated with cybercrime and/or cyber operations. All prizes for the three categories of winers will be sponsored by ISACA South Africa Chamber

Part interactive learning experience and part competitive scenario exercise, the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge for South Africa gives students interested in understanding and learning how to tackle and respond to cybercrime and/or to cyber operations, from a technical, policy, and legal angles an opportunity to interact with expert international, regional, and national mentors, judges, and cyber professionals while developing valuable skills in policy analysis and presentation.

The role of participants

Student teams will be challenged to respond to an evolving scenario involving a major cyber-attack and analyse the threat it poses to state, military, and private sector interests. Teams will be judged based on the quality of their policy responses, their decision-making processes, and their oral presentation to a panel of judges. Along the way, teams will work with coaches at their home institution to develop their policy skills and feedback from expert panels of judges will ensure that all participants have an opportunity to improve their skills, as well as networking opportunities during the competition.

The Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge for South Africa will take place virtually on the 12 and 13 October 2021.

Prize categories as sponsored by ISACA South Africa Chapter. 

1st Place: 

2nd Place

  • Each member of the team will get student membership for 2022 sponsored.
  • Each member of the team will be considered for a scholarship to write an ISACA certificate exam - subject to requirements and evaluation by the AREC.
  • Each member of the team will get an ISACA branded pen set.

3rd Place

  • Each member of the team will get student membership for 2022 sponsored.
  • Each member of the team will get an ISACA branded pen set.

Learn from past challenges 

You can find more information about previous cybersecurity strategy challenges here https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/technology-innovation/cybersecurity/2020-cyber-9-12-strategy-challenge-playbooks/

 

 

 

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