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Computer Science Students win ZeroDays Colleges Cyber-Security Challenge2018 May 14

A team of TCD Computer Science students won the top prize at the annual ZeroDays Colleges Cyber-Security competition which took place on April 26th in the Temple Bar Hotel, Dublin.

The event saw over 250 college students and industry professionals from Ireland, UK, Austria, Liechtenstein, Poland and France compete in areas such as Web, Forensics, Reverse-Engineering, Cryptography and Programming. It is one of the largest on-site CTF (Capture-The-Flag) events in the world.

The winning TCD team "Ya Like Jazz?" fought off strong competition from student teams from DCU, Queen's University Belfast, IT Blanchardstown, Letterkenny IT and more to take first place.

The event, which is run by IT Blanchardstown, was also sponsored this year by a host of companies including Integrity360 and edgescan.

 

The winning team "Ya Like Jazz?" pictured above left to right: 

Jack O'Sullivan (Junior Fresh, Computer Science) Owen Shepherd (Junior Sophister, Computer Science), Emmet Leahy (Junior Sophister, Computer Science) and Rory Flynn (Junior Sophister, Computer Science)

More information about the competition can be found at:  zerodays.ie 

 

 

Posted by: Catherine O'Connor, Head of External Relations, School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity College Dublin.

catherine.oconnor at tcd.ie