Ten Vietnamese teams and six others from ASEAN countries will take part in the final round of the 2020 ASEAN Student Contest on Information Security later this month.
The Vietnam Information Security Association and relevant departments under the Ministry of Education and Training and the Ministry of Information and Communications jointly organize the contest, consisting of three rounds – starting, qualifying, and final.
This year’s competition has attracted 92 teams with a higher number of female participants than previous editions, including 15 Vietnamese and eight from ASEAN countries.
Participants entering the final round are those winning the qualifying round, which took place in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi at the end of last month.
This year's competition featured more questions and a higher level of difficulty, requiring contestants to handle complicated software errors.
Just a third of the participating teams could finish one-third of the test in the qualifying round.
Ending the qualifying round in the north, Pawsitive from the University of Engineering and Technology under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi defeated other rivals to win the first prize.
Three teams of PTIT.1nfern0 from the Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, AmongUs from FPT University, and MSEC_ADC from Military Technical Academy shared the second prize.
Three teams from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, one from the Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, and one from Military Technical Academy received the third prize.
Another seven teams with good performances also received consolation prizes from the organizers.
Below is the list of 10 Vietnamese teams participating in the finale of the contest on November 28:
1. HMCUS.Twice - University of Natural Science, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
2. NotEfiens - University of Technology, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
3. Pawsitive - University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
4. PTIT.AmongUs - Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City
5. PTIT. PTIT.1nfern0 - Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Hanoi
6. ISIT-DTU1 - Duy Tan University
7. MSEC_ADC - Military Technical Academy
8. AmongUs - FPT University, Hanoi
9. Nupakachi - Hanoi University of Science and Technology
10. MSEC_SUPPORT - Military Technical Academy