Crossword Cybersecurity PLC (LON:CCS) said it is working with the Sultan Qaboos University in Oman as well as the UK Oman Digital Hub to develop a series of technical cybersecurity challenges for the qualifying rounds of the national cybersecurity capture the flag tournament, due to take place on January 14, 2021.
The AIM-listed firm said the competition will see students from across the region use their cybersecurity skills and learn from their peers, with topics in the competition to include web security, digital forensics, reverse engineering, network security and cryptography.
Crossword noted that the contest forms part of a wider programme in Oman to promote cybersecurity as a career and build a cyber eco-system through coherent initiatives across education, economy and government.
"Crossword is delighted to be working on such an exciting initiative and competition in the Sultanate of Oman, as the country continues to build its cyber eco-system and expertise. We see this very much as the start of our work in the country and look forward to being more active there over time", Crossword chief executive Tom Ilube said in a statement.