Date: August 05, 2016


Members of the public are invited to join the second Cyber Battle: Capture The Flag competition to be held next month. The competition is organised by local IT security specialist ITPSS Sdn Bhd as a means of highlighting the importance of cyber security and the growing need for information security specialists in Brunei Darussalam.

The 1-day event is scheduled to be held on September 18 and will see 10 teams test their skills in finding and exploiting vulnerabilities on designated game servers. Game play is based on Jeopardy-style, and teams will be required to solve challenges which consist of web, crypto, exploitation, digital forensics and packet analysis. Challenges are based on real IT scenarios, and participants are required to demonstrate their analysis techniques in solving the challenges.

According to Fadillah Umar, IT Security Analyst at ITPSS, “Cyber Battle offers local youth the unique opportunity to hone their skills in the field of IT security. Two winning teams will have the honour of representing Brunei Darussalam at an international level, at the Cyber SEA Game 2016 in Bali on September 29.”

In addition to representing Brunei in the Cyber SEA Game 2016, top prizes include electronic gadgets such as iPad Pro, DJI Osmo camera and Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A2 bluetooth speaker. ITPSS will also provide Capture The Flag training for the top two teams in order to prepare them for the Cyber SEA Game.

The competition is open to Brunei citizens and permanent residents aged 30 years and below. Participants must enter the competition in teams of 2 or 3 members. The closing date for registration is 31 August. For more details and to register, visit the event website at

Cyber Battle: Capture The Flag was first introduced last year, with a total of 14 teams competing. The top 2 teams won prizes in addition to representing Brunei in the Cyber SEA Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.