Quiz to mark Cyber Security Week
The first event of the Cyber Security Week program, the Cyber
Security Quiz for undergraduates was held at the BMICH with 21 teams in
the final round. Each team consisted of three members, and there were
eight rounds of competitions.
This year's participation was the largest ever. The teams were from:
University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), Moratuwa University,
Peradeniya University, Sabaragamuwa University, Uva Wellessa University,
SLIIT, ICBT and Sri Jayewardenepura University.
Large institutions such as the UCSC, the Moratuwa University and
SLIIT presented multiple teams.
Undergraduates participating in the Cyber Security Quiz at
the BMICH. Founded in 2006, the Sri Lanka Computer Emergency
Readiness Team - Coordinating Centre (Sri Lanka CERT-CC), a
subsidiary of the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka, is mandated with
the protection of Information and Information Systems in Sri
Lanka. Its services range from responding to and
investigating information security breaches, to preventing
security breaches by way of awareness creation, security
assessments and security capability building.
Sri Lanka CERT-CC has conducted Cyber Security Week (CSW) over the
past six years to raise awareness about information security among
various groups from professionals to schoolchildren.
Today, more people are aware of the subject and whatthey should be
doing to protect themselves on the internet. However,security threats
are constantly changing in nature and complexity and countermeasures are
necessary if we are to prevail.
This year's program, CSW-2014 will be held this week. It will consist
of technical workshops, a hacking challenge, an information security
quiz for university students and the seventh Annual National Conference
on Cyber Security. There will also be an electronic
and print media campaign to educate the masses on information
security and other side-events for law enforcement personnel and the
Every year Sri Lanka CERT-CC aspires to integrate international
experiences in combating security threats and implementing security to
the CSW Program, especially at the conference and technical workshops.
Since information security is borderless, it is imperative that we share
our experiences and learn from experiences in other parts of the world.
"To this end, we rely on the goodwill and generosity of our
international information security peers. We look forward to their
contribution through valuable resources to help make the program an
engaging and enlightening experience for all involved," a spokesman for
A number of foreign experts from Japan, China, Singapore, Australia
and India will play an active role at the events.
The next event on the CSW-2014 program is the Ethical Hacking
Challenge. Following which the flagship event, the National Conference
on Cyber Security will be held on October 1 followed by four workshops.
The entire program ends on October 10.