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Ministry of Information Technology and Ignite Launch Digital Cybersecurity Hackathon in Pakistan 2021

Ministry of Information Technology and Ignite Launch Digital Cybersecurity Hackathon in Pakistan 2021

In the first round of the competition, 150 participants will be selected from each of the 3 cities (Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad). The onsite exercises will take place in three cities (Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad) on different dates. The first round was scheduled for a two-day run of 1012 hours.

At the end of the first round, 150 participants (50 teams) will be selected for the final round, which will also last 10-12 hours (higher difficulty level). A web panel with real-time results will be provided. The preliminary rounds will be held at the Ignite National Incubation Center or affiliated universities.

A total cash prize of Rs 6 million will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each of the 5 hackathon categories. On this occasion, Ignite CEO Asim Shahriyar Hussein said: “Ignite is delighted to host the first nationwide cybersecurity hackathon in Pakistan in partnership with the Ministry of Information Technology, PTA, SBP, NEPRA, and others.

Our goal is to identify and reward talented cybersecurity professionals in Pakistan. “Following the completion of registration and prequalification, the preliminary and final rounds of the hackathon will take place in October in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad.

Ministry of Information Technology and Ignite Launch Digital Cybersecurity Hackathon in Pakistan 2021

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In the first round of the competition, 150 participants will be selected from each of the 3 cities. At the end of the first round, 150 participants will be selected for the final round, which will also last 10-12 hours. A total cash prize of Rs 6 million will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each of the 5 hackathon categories.

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