In order to raise awareness in the field of cyber security and contribute to the training of qualified human resources, the seventh “Capture The Flag” event, organized by STM with the support of the Presidency of Defense Industries and the Turkish Cyber Security Cluster, successfully completed on October 22-23, 2021.
Technology Editor Hakkı Alkan moderated the CTF, which was held online this year, as it was last year, due to the pandemic. President of the Turkish Presidency of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, STM General Manager Özgür Güleryüz and Turkey Cyber Security Cluster General Coordinator Alpaslan Kesici.
President of the Turkish Presidency of Defense Industry Prof. Dr. İsmail Demir, pointing out that in today's world, those who dominate technology and data, produce, use and store data in digital media can also dominate all elements, “The data our country has and the information it produces; "If we do not protect our borders and homeland as we do, we cannot look to the future with confidence," he said. Demir emphasized that CTF is an important opportunity for young people who aim for a career in cyber security.
Özgür Güleryüz, General Manager of STM, said, “We take action to create this awareness in our youth whenever we have the opportunity, in order to close the expert gap in the field of cyber security in our country. With Turkey's longest running 'CTF' event; We lay the groundwork for our young people's interest in this issue and as cyber security researchers, we aim to show that there is a career opportunity in our defense industry.”
710 competitors competed fiercely
In the CTF event, which was held for the 7th time this year with the aim of raising awareness in the field of cyber security and developing human resources; For 24 hours, he competed in cyberspace to find deliberately created system vulnerabilities in topics such as cryptology, reverse engineering, web and mobile applications.
A total of 710 teams, in which 394 competitors from Turkey and abroad competed, struggled to be among the top 3 teams. At the award ceremony held on the evening of October 23, the winning team was awarded 35 thousand TL, the second team 30 thousand TL, and the third team 25 thousand TL. The top ten teams other than the top three in the competition won the Raspberry Pi 4.
During the CTF process, https://ctf.stm.com.tr/ Among the contestants who got the highest score by participating in the mini quiz show held at
At the CTF event, STM cyber security experts shared their experiences with young people by giving trainings, while human resources experts talked about employment opportunities in the field of cyber security.
The live broadcast recordings of the event, to which young people planning a career in the sector, industry professionals and technology enthusiasts showed great interest; Twitter (@StmDefence, @StmCTF, @StmCyber) and STM YouTube and LinkedIn accounts.