Eight countries, 24 teams, and 36 hours of intense battles, the little-known Vidar team of Hangzhou Dianzi University came to the fore and won the second TCTF newcomer of the Tencent Information Security Championship with 3654 points. Last year's champion Zhejiang University AAA team won third place.
Sohu Technology · Tintin
In the newly-launched tournament, the Vidar team of Hangzhou Dianzi University is facing 11 other teams from Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, HIT and Beijing University of Posts and China University of Science and Technology, South China University of Technology, and University of Electronic Science and Technology. The questions for the Newcomer Invitational are exactly the same as those for the international team. The newcomers' college team can fully experience the level of international competition during the competition. After entering the final day of the final day, the Vidar team of Hangzhou Dianzi University, the AAA team of Zhejiang University, and the emmmm team formed by Harbin Institute of Technology, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and the University of Science and Technology of China began to reveal the true qualities of the team and quickly climbed to the top of the list. Single first echelon. The score of the three major teams has always been stagnant. In the end, the Vidar team's total score was 3654 points, and they won with a slight advantage, winning first place in the newcomer; emmmm (3,400 points) and AAA (30,28 points) followed, and second and third place.
This TCTF International also attracted top global geeks to participate in the competition. In the end, the Polish Dragon Sector team took the lead with a score of 917 points, won the TCTF 2018 International Championship with a total score of 5718 points, and won the second and third place for the Korean CyKor Team and the Russian LC ↯BC Team.
Tencent senior vice president Ding Hao said that as the country’s “Internet +” strategy deepens, as well as the development of new technologies in the Internet such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, various industries have started to upgrade the application of Internet technology. Concomitantly, the breadth of network security coverage and the complexity of security threats are increasing.
In the field of security, the level of development in various countries is different. China is very lacking in security personnel. So Tencent will also be very dedicated in this area. In addition to the TCTF Competition, Tencent is also hosting the AsianSecWest International Security Technology Summit Asia. In August, it will also hold an artificial intelligence security competition in Silicon Valley. Ding Wei particularly emphasized that Tencent organizes or participates in security events with only one purpose, in order to solve the current lack of security talents facing the future, especially in China's environment. This kind of competition is becoming an important way to cultivate China's cyber security talents. Through passing competitions and trainings, young geeks can effectively improve their skills.
The Vidar team told Sohu Technology that the teams from the elite schools have a very good starting platform. For example, some teams have from undergraduates to graduate students. The year in which they had a technological deposit was much better than that of an ordinary school. As an ordinary school, to catch up with the ranks of elite schools can only invest more effort than they do to learn. In addition to learning basic knowledge at school and gaining more knowledge through participation in the competition, Vidar said that to gain more knowledge and experience, more needs to be supported by interest. In this competition can go this step, the team members are relying on interest to support. Because such events are very time-consuming and energy-consuming, it is very difficult to persist if not usually because of interest.
After winning the new invitational tournament, the Vidar team of Hangzhou Dianzi University will embark on the DEF CON tour provided by Tencent Security World, and will have the opportunity to participate in the AsiaSecWest Global Information Security Summit held in Hong Kong, China for the first time, and with the DEF CON. Another famous security geek event BlackHat.
In addition to the events, during the TCTF, Tencent Security also launched another initiative of the Cyber Security Talent Development Program to establish the Tencent Security Academy. Tencent hopes to build a first-class security personnel development and exchange platform by building an internal talent training system, school-enterprise cooperation system, and ecological enabling cooperation system. According to reports, Tencent launched the "Hundred Talent Plan" at the first TCTF last year, and produced a complete closed-loop training system from theoretical education of colleges and universities to the training of companies' skills to international competitions. It has not only been recognized by the industry and universities, but also by "100 people." The plan's incubation team has also achieved outstanding results in major events at home and abroad. For example, the Zhejiang University AAA team, Fudan squad (sixstars) team, Shanghai Jiaotong University’s 0ops team, etc., participated in the DEF CON CTF 2017, “Russian” “strong net cup, the world's top ten teams participated in the Plaid CTF, etc. There are good performances in professional competitions.