Much appreciation goes to our Cyber Security Challenge 2018 Sponsors:

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The competition was split into two rounds:

  • During the first round, students competed for placement in the final round. Over two hundred students from more than ten universities competed in the qualification round that was hosted during September and October 2018.
  • During the final round, 38 students comprising ten teams competed over a span of four days from the 2nd to 5th December 2018. Much fun was had by the students during the competition.

The following teams participated in the final round:

  • misJUDged (BRICS Champions) – University of Pretoria
  • Down Town Cookie Factory – University of Pretoria
  • Wits Hacky Sac – University of the Witwatersrand
  • PUK3 – North West University
  • GGEZ – University of the Western Cape
  • Mirai – Rhodes University
  • Bit Phase – Stellenbosch University
  • Bureau 122 – University of Cape Town
  • NUST4 – Namibia University of Science and Technology
  • Cyber Nerds – University of Botswana

The final scoreboard at the end of the competition was as follows:

Overall placement Prizes:

  • First Place: misJUDged (BRICS Champions) – University of Pretoria
  • Second place: Bit Phase – Stellenbosch University
  • Third Place: Down Town Cookie Factory – University of Pretoria

Specific Challenges:

  • Social Engineering Challenge:
    • Muhammed Rashaad Cassim (Wits Hacky Sac – University of the Witwatersrand)
    • Senate Pearl Lekemola (Cyber Nerds – University of Botswana)
    • Zonica Lombard (PUK3 – North West University)
    • Tinashe Chitamba (NUST4 – Namibia University of Science and Technology)
  • Hash Challenge: GGEZ – University of the Western Cape
  • Hack the Server Challenge: misJUDged (BRICS Champions) – University of Pretoria

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1st Place
misJUDged, University of Pretoria

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2nd Place
BitPhase, Stellenbosch University

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3rd Place
Downtown Cookie Factory, University of Pretoria

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Hack the Server
misJUDged, University of Pretoria

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Hash Challenge
GGEZ, University of the Western Cape

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Social Engineering Challenge
Various