The Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau (CSTCB), the Junior Police Call and the Department of Computer Science of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) jointly ran the second Cyber Security Competition from this September to next February in an attempt to boost youngsters' awareness on cyber security as well as to identify cyber security talents.
The theme of the competition for this year is "Cyber Security Starts From YOUth", covering an Online Quiz Challenge and a Cyber Security Challenge for primary, secondary and tertiary students. The online quiz will be held from September 1 to November 30, during which the participants have to answer questions on cyber security issues on a designated website. The top eight primary schools, eight secondary schools and five tertiary students with the highest average scores in the quiz will be invited to form teams of three students to participate in the Cyber Security Challenge to be held at the Cyberport on February 10 next year.
Two weeks before the Cyber Security Challenge, the primary student groups will be given a cyber security related topic to prepare for a presentation on the competition day. Secondary and tertiary student groups will altogether resolve multiple cyber security challenges in a controlled computer environment within a time limit. They will be assessed separately by a judging panel, which comprised representatives from the CSTCB, HKU, the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre and a computer corporation.
An award presentation ceremony will be held immediately after the Cyber Security Challenge. For details, please visit the website www.hkcybersecuritycompetition.net.