November 15, 2016, Bkav Corporation officially announces the organization of the global cybersecurity competition WhiteHat Grand Prix 2016, Discovering Vietnam. This is the second time Bkav has held WhiteHat Grand Prix on a global scale. The contest will take place on December 17, with the First Prize worth VND 225 million.
WhiteHat Grand Prix was first organized at the national level in 2014 and began to be expanded globally since 2015. This contest attracted the participation of Top teams of the prestigious cybersecurity rankings around the world.
Overview of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2016’s press conference
Mr. Ngo Tuan Anh, Bkav's Vice president of Cyber Security said: "In order to be able to organize global cyber contests, it must be the countries which have the highest level of science and technology in the world. That Vietnam can organize a global contest such as WhiteHat Grand Prix is very special and we're proud of that".
In 2015, WhiteHat Grand Prix with the theme "Hello, Vietnam!" attracted the participation of nearly 500 teams from 67 countries, of which 6 teams were in the Top 10 of the world according to CTFTime (ranking of global network security competitions).
Through WhiteHat Grand Prix 2015’s challenges, the international teams visited many beautiful landscapes of Vietnam. They will have a chance to explore Vietnam through foods in the WhiteHat Grand Prix 2016.
WhiteHat Grand Prix 2016’s challenges are given by Bkav and 5 Vietnamese universities. Mr. Tuan Anh added: "The contest contributes to promoting cooperation, research and training of cybersecurity human resources for the country and at the same time expands Vietnam's cybersecurity activities to the world".
WhiteHat Grand Prix 2016 takes place continuously for 24 hours, from December 17 to December 18, with the number of challenges increases by a half compared to last year. The teams will compete in the form of Jeopardy online with challenges covering Web Exploit, Reverse, Pwnable, Forensics and Crypto. The teams can register to participate online from October 15th at: GrandPrix.WhiteHatVN.com.
WhiteHat Grand Prix 2016 prizes includes: the First Prize worth 225 million VND (equivalent to 10,000 USD), the Second and Third Prizes worth 45 million VND (approximately 2,000 USD) and 25 million dong (approximately 1,000 USD).
Some pictures at Press conference of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2016:
Representatives of the universities involving in WhiteHat Grand Prix 2016’s challenge authors
Mr. Ngo Tuan Anh - Bkav's Vice President of Cyber Security introduces WhiteHat Grand Prix 2016
Mr. Nguyen Trung Hieu – Chief Organizer of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2016 presents the Contest Rules
Q&A at the event
Mr. Ngo Tuan Anh and Mr. Nguyen Trung Hieu answers reporters' questions regarding WhiteHat Grand Prix 2016.
Guests and Organizer take photos
Mr. Ngo Tuan Anh gives an interview related to WhiteHat Grand Prix 2016
Dr. Pham Van Hau - University of Information Technology, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City, a member of WhiteHat Grand Prix 2016’s Challenge Authors give an interview.