10 days after the official announcement, the Organizer of the global cyber security competition WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 has recorded nearly 200 first teams registering to participate in the Qualification Round. This number has tripled compared to the same period after the announcement of 2018 competition. The teams are from 44 countries, in which Vietnam, the US, Japan and India has the highest number of participants.
With more than 30 teams, Vietnam is the leading country in the number of teams registering to participate in. The number of teams from other countries is currently 145.
Mr. Nguyen Van Cuong, Representive of the Organizer said: “Right after the official announcement, many top teams in the world rankings sent their responses to the Organizer, asking for more details and how to register. This has shown the reputation and quality of the competition to the world cyber security community. With CTF contests, the number of registrations usually rises up in the last days. We still have a lot of time for registration, so the Organizer believes WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 will attract more teams to participate".
The 6th WhiteHat Grand Prix will not only have traditional Jeopardy, Attack/Defense formats like previous ones, but also have the Private Bug Bounty, finding vulnerabilities in popular software and important information systems in Vietnam. With this, in addition to the highest prize worth VND 230 million, teams also have the opportunity to get additional bounties per bug they find.
This year, WhiteHat Grand Prix is officially guaranteed by the Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications, co-organized by the Authority of Information Security (Vietnam Ministry of Information and Communications) and Bkav Corporation.
The challenges of the WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 are created by the Vietnam cyber security community with the participation of the Authority of Information Security, cyber security training facilities and enterprises in the country.
With the theme of Vietnam Today, the Organizers of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 will introduce a modern Vietnam on the rise with achievements of culture, economics, science and technique, etc.
The Qualifier of WhiteHat Grand Prix 06 takes place continuously online in 24 hours from 9:00 (UTC +7) on January 04 to 9:00 January 05, 2020 to find Top 10 teams. The Final Round is expected to take place in middle February 2020 in Hanoi, finding the best 3 teams to win the first, second and third prizes. The First Prize is worth VND 230 million (approximately USD 10,000), the Second and Third prizes worth VND 45 million (approximately USD 2,000) and VND 23 million (approximately USD 1,000) respectively. In addition, teams also have the opportunity to get additional bounties per bug they find.
Starting from December 6, teams can register to participate online at the address GrandPrix.WhiteHatVN.com.