A Brahma Tech Academy team consisting of Benjamin Chen, Bernard Chen, Samuel Chiang, Shannen Barrameda, and Joanna Zhang competed this month in “picoctf2014 hacking competition” placing 47 out of 3750 teams competing nationally.
PicoCTF is a computer security competition run by Carnegie Mellon University. The game consists of a series of challenges centered around a unique storyline where participants must reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt or do whatever it takes to solve the challenge. The challenges are all set up with the intent of being hacked, making it an excellent, legal way to get hands-on experience.
Cybersecurity risks have become a constant threat to individuals and governments alike. Since our way of life depends on critical infrastructure and the digital technology that operates it, cyber security is one of our country’s most important national security priorities. This competition challenges students to use their problem solving, math, computer science, technology, and research skills to learn and apply concepts they have not learned in a traditional high school class.
Please join me in congratulating these future cyber security gurus!
Brahma Tech Aademy Coordinator