Pentathon 2024 grand finale held

  • | Thursday | 4th April, 2024

Inaugurating the Grand Finale of the 48-hour long Pentathon 2024, an initiative of NCIIPC in partnership with AICTE at Amity University, Noida, Navin Kumar Singh, IPS, Director General, National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC), Government of India, laid out the objective of realising the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat of the Prime Minister wherein our Critical Information Infrastructure (CII) should be protected by our own young talent. Expressing commitment to long term skilling in cyber security and indigenising the Indian cybersecurity landscape, Singh expressed that the long term vision is to build start ups and Indian companies which can export cybersecurity services to the world. Throughout this intense 48-hour period, shortlisted participants from various technical colleges and universities across India will engage in real-world cybersecurity challenges, simulating the complexities of protecting critical information infrastructure (CII) entities. Leveraging their technical acumen and ethical hacking skills, participants will strive to identify vulnerabilities and propose effective mitigation strategies. Amongst 8000 students who participated in first round, only top teams and individuals have been shortlisted. The winners and other talented participants will not only be rewarded through prizes but also recognised for real world VAPT, subject to them meeting the standards and after due vetting. Dr Abhay Jere, Vice Chairman AICTE thanked NCIIPC for conceptualising and driving the idea, Amrita University as challenge platform providers and Amity as hosts for collaborating with AICTE. Lastly, among the finalists, apart from winners, those recognised would find this a unique opportunity to add in their resume and help in career progression. Expressing extreme pleasure on hosting the Pentathon Dr. Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor Amity University Uttar Pradesh, said It is a great pride for Amity to be the Nodal Center for the prestigious competition wherein top 2% talent of the country is competing.

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