Paratus Zambia has announced that it is the official internet connectivity sponsor for the upcoming Capture the Flag competition. Hosted by Digital Safe Limited and in collaboration with Hack the Box, the competition will see students from different universities compete in various rounds of cybersecurity challenges.
As the official connectivity sponsor, this gives us a great opportunity to assist our future generations in developing their skills in a much-needed area of expertise. By being part of a competition like this, we can assist in nurturing a pool of proven and skilled cybersecurity professionals for the Zambian industry to tap into. Cybercrime is one of the greatest risks to any business, and even though our digital technology is always improving, unfortunately, cyber-attack sophistication is ever evolving and improving as well, so we always need to be one step ahead of the hackers.” Paratus Zambia will be leveraging its expansive network infrastructure (including microwave technology, metro fiber networks, etc…) and provide mobile internet devices such as MiFis, data bundles and internet dongles to accommodate participants located outside the capital for the duration of the competition. We’ve invested heavily in building out a robust network that extends to major industrial and commercial centers throughout the country.Marius Van Vuuren, Country Manager, Paratus Zambia
We are excited to host this competition once again. Our first competition last year was a great success, and we look forward to offering students real-life scenarios to equip them with the necessary skills to combat any possible future cybercrime threats. Because a high-quality connection is essential for all stages of the competition, we are of course delighted to have Paratus Zambia on board so that everything runs without a glitch.Musonda Kapaya, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Safe Limited
The competition is two-fold and consists of a qualifier and a final round. The qualifier, which takes place on 29 July 2023, will be completely virtual; while the final will take place on 26 August 2023, and will be at a Unicaf University. Prizes for the competition include membership to the Official International Security Auditing and Compliance Association (ISACA), premium subscription Hack the Box vouchers, laptops, as well as additional branded sponsored goodies. Paratus Zambia will also be taking the competition finalists on an exclusive visit to its state-of-the-art Data Center in Lusaka to give the participants some valuable insights into advanced cybersecurity infrastructure.