Cyber-security Olympiad in Georgia “Cyber Cube 2018”
The third National Cyber Olympiad “Cyber Cube 2018” was organized by the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT.GOV.GE) of the Data Exchange Agency under the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, and was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia and Association GRENA. GRENA participated in the implementation of server infrastructure, preparation of technical exercises and moderating the event.
Up-to 150 students from universities and schools across Georgia in 50 teams participated in the Cyber Cube 2018. The winner teams were awarded with certificates.
All young cyber-security enthusiasts (under 25) can participate in the Cyber Olympiad. The goal of the National Cyber Olympiad is to promote promising students and popularize the development of cyber-security.
The Cyber Olympiad enables students to demonstrate their capabilities and enhance their knowledge in the field, such as cyber-security. This is especially important nowadays.
Speaking at the opening of the Olympiad on 7 May, Giorgi Pataridze, Deputy Minister of Justice, highlighted Georgia’s evident progress in developing Information Technologies and cyber security.
Nikoloz Gagnidze, Chairperson of the Data Exchange Agency, noted the role of Cyber Olympiad in educating new generations of Georgian IT professionals.
GRENA plans to create a platform “Cyber Lab” for students
Association GRENA, in partnership with the Data Exchange Agency, plans to create a platform Cyber Lab and students will be given an opportunity to perform such tasks, that will enable them to enhance their knowledge in the field of cyber-security, to train and solve various tasks. The project will be interesting for students, who are interested in security studies. Implementation of this project will be useful for universities too, as they will have a good material for preparing students and improving their skills. This platform can also be used by governmental organizations.