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National Cyber Security CTF Competitions in Oman and Morocco

According to a report from October 2, 2017, Oman’s National Cyber Security CTF (Capture the Flag) Competition has been launched. The competition is held by the Information Systems Department at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU).

The orientation sessions were held in various colleges and universities in Oman on September 25-28, 2017.

The online event will take place on October 26-28. The winners will take part in the final round to be held on November 11, 2017, at SQU. The regional stage will follow in Egypt, on December 15-16.

The event is organized by Cyber Talent and Arab Regional Cyber Security Center, and hosted by Oman CERT, with Micro Trend as a strategic partner.

A parallel competition is being held in Morocco (Morocco National Cyber Security CTF) at the same time, and the winners there will also participate in the regional final stage in Egypt.

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Written by Tal Pavel, Ph.D

Tal Pavel, Ph.D., Middle Eastern Studies. Lecturer, commentator, researcher. Expert on technology, Internet and Cyber in the Middle East and the Islamic world. Owner of the Middleeasternet.com website.

Translated by Eldad Salzman

Eldad Salzman
Eldad Salzman, B.A., Middle Eastern Studies (Tel Aviv University). Owner and manager, ESHTAR Translations and Computer Consultancy, currently Eldad Salzman Translations. Translator and editor (Hebrew, English, Esperanto, Arabic and other languages). Translator of bulletins on Middle Eastern affairs, global jihad, worldwide terrorism. Former translator for Israeli cellular companies Cellcom and Partner (Hebrew-English and English-Hebrew). Former lecturer on word processors, data retrieval, and indexing. Admin, editor and contributor, the Hebrew Wikipedia. Moderator of Internet forums (Translation; Linguistics; Esperanto). Topics of interest: Cyber and Internet; Wikipedia; lectures in Esperanto. Lectured on Hebrew and Arabic in the International Congress of Esperanto, Tel Aviv, 2000.