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Keynote Addresses

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5TH NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY COMPETITION 

 Theme: Collaboration through Industry 4.0 Cyber Security Solutions 

  2019, Friday 3rd   October, Venue: Auditorium 1,  Time  :  0930- 1100            

The cyber space is not only confined to IT people. With technological advancements, everyone is now part and parcel of that connected world. It is on that note that cyber security is now everyone’s responsibility.  The Faculty of Computing and Informatics in collaboration with various industry partners has been hosting a series of Cyber security competitions mainly on the technical end. This year, the Faculty has opened up a new horizon and is welcoming all disciplines to partake in cyber security awareness, we encourage the NUST community to take advantage of this collaborative initiative to be onboard on cyber security issues.

This year, the Namibia National Cyber Security Competition (NNCSC)  events will be of immense benefit to all disciplines across board and will contribute to the progress and development of the security awareness in Namibia, as the country is a role model in adopting the latest trends in modern ICT infrastructure like Digital TV, 4G, WACS, to name but a few. We are convinced that these events is for the benefit of entire Namibian cyber space. It will also contribute especially towards supporting the country’s endeavours to become a knowledge-based economy envisioned through Vision 2030 and a digital nation as proposed in the Harambee Prosperity Plan.

ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Jabu Mtsweni

Dr Jabu Mtsweni is a Research Group Leader for Cyber Defence at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Research Fellow at University of South Africa, and Advisory Board Member at ITWeb Security Summit. His research interests and technical expertise are in cyber warfare, cybersecurity, and cybercrimes. He regularly speaks at various local and international conferences on cybersecurity issues. He has over 15 years academic and industry experience working with different local, regional and international industries and partners on various ICT projects. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed conference and journal articles with a number of collaborators. He also continues to supervise Masters and PhD Students from different universities in South Africa. 

Mr. Yuri Gubanov

Yuri Gubanov is a renowned computer forensics expert. He is a frequent speaker at industry-known conferences such as Euro Forensics, CEIC, FT-Day, DE-Day, Techno Forensics, HTCIA and others. Yuri is the Founder and CEO of Belkasoft. Besides, Yuri is an author of f-interviews.com, a blog where he takes interviews with key persons in digital forensics and security domain


7th NNCSC Theme

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It’s already time to gear up for 2021. That marks the 7th Year in a roll for the Namibia National Cyber Security Competition.  Do you have any working theme in mind for the 7th NNCSC competition? If so, please type it in below and hit reply.



NNCSC Raffle Competition

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NNCSC Raffle Competition – 2019

This year’s raffle competition is taking place on the 31 October 2019

The following will be the prizes to be won

First Prize N$1500

Second Prize N$500

May you be part of those to be counted for supporting our Cyber Security Team as they are taking initiatives such as these to represent our institution and country at the SANREN competition in December 2019.


ICCDI Competition Program

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You can access the ICCDI 2018 – Program for the Namibia proceedings, via the following link.

International Collegiate Cyber Defence Invitational Program


NNCSC Brief History

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UNAM and the then Polytechnic of Namibia participated in the first competition in 2015, then 2016 we had the 2nd competition. NUST won the first two competitions and participated in the ICCDC in June 2016 and 2017 respectively in Des Moines USA, with industry and partners’ immense support. At the 2017 NNCSC the two teams were joined by Triumphant College, St Georges and Delta Secondary School bringing the total number of represented institutes to 5. UNAM emerged the champions in 2017 and will represent the nation in July, in the Internationals.

2015 in Pictures


Sponsorship Options

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We would like to thank you in advance for your commitment towards this important competition, which will have a lasting impact on our society. By sponsoring the competition, you will benefit in many ways, to mention a few:- use of your company logo in the promotional materials and communications done for the competition; an opportunity to interview some of the students for employment as security professionals in your organisation; training of your personnel on security best practices by our Faculty in the work environment as well as an opportunity to collaborate on developing security solutions that suits you, we will be glad to partner with you in raising information security awareness among  your various clients.

Table 1: Sponsoring options for NNCSC

Category Sponsorship Value
Diamond N$ 250 000
Titanium N$ 125 000
Platinum N$ 65 000
Gold N$ 30 000
Silver N$13 000
Bronze N$ 6 500

 


Team Descriptions

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The following is a summary of the various teams that form every part of the NNCSC competition

Gold Team/Operations Team

competition officials that organize, run and manage the competition. They solicit for sponsorship, manage the budget and handle all communication including complaints. The team is headed by Dr. Bhunu Shava.

Yellow Team

competition officials that are responsible for the event logistics including food, venue, and program design. The team is headed by Dr. Mercy Chitauro.

Black Team

penetration testing professionals simulating external hackers attempting to gain unauthorised access to competition teams’ systems. The objective is not to disable the networks, but to set things up that create a learning environment for the students. Headed by Mr. Reghardt Joubert. Deputized by Mr. Nashima Etutega. 

Blue Team

competition support members who provide overall administrative support to the competition. They develop documentation and rules. Co-headed by Prof. Fungai Bhunu Shava and Dr. Attlee M. Gamundani.

Orange Team

These are customer service professionals who evaluate to crate or technically end users who will be requesting services from the white team –  Co-headed by Mr. Julius Silaa & Mr. Isaac Nhamu

White Team/Competition Team

the institution competitive teams consisting of students competing in an NNCSC event. 

Silver Team

competition support members responsible for the infrastructure and provide technical support. They create and build the networks the competing students will have to defend. This team also deals with the physical workstations, routers, virtual and cloud environments of the competition. headed by Mr. Chitauro

Green Team

competition officials, who observe team performance in their competition area, judge and evaluate team performance and rule compliance. They are the scorekeepers during the event.  Headed by Chief Inspector Vaino D. Vaino. Deputized by Mrs. Maria-Ambondo Iita


Sponsors

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Sponsors have the opportunity to contribute to a real-world simulation of cyber­se­cu­rity experience, which is not possible in a typical classroom, and allow students to work under pressure.

You will also have the opportunity to network with these students outside of the competition and possibly recruit some of them for employment in your esteemed organizations.

As sponsors, you have the opportunity, to host a scenario that can be modeled for the particular annual competition, which can be a simulation of the real work project or challenge you are working on.

You can also benefit from having the space to advertise some of your products on the competition website and during the competition itself.

As a sponsor you can add value in any or all of the following options:-

  1. Contributions towards prizes to be won by the winners of the competition
  2. Picking any of the competition operational costs budget items
  3. Technical skills  – Industry play an important role during the competitions as they model the hackers, hence we are constantly in need of Experts from industry to fill that space during the competition day.
  4. Being part of the Administrative team, to carry the vision of the competition forward.
  5. Equipment support – Any relevant resources that enhances the smooth running of the competition, like servers, internet access e.t.c

Our sponsors so far since 2015, according to Classification are:-

Titanium Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Technical Sponsors - Judges

Technical Sponsors - Attackers

Technical Sponsors -  Infrastructure

Technical Sponsors - Student Placement


Upcoming Events

6th Namibia National Cyber Security Competition – 20th of November 2020 (End User Competition)

21st of November 2020 (Competing Teams Competition)

 

 

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