CSW Launches Flag Runner—a Hackathon for College Students

Posted on Aug 12, 2021 | By Sumeetha Manikandan

Cyber Security Works, a US-based cybersecurity service provider has just launched its second online hackathon, Flag Runner–Chapter 2, for final-year college students in India! 


CSW will award the winner and runner-up of the hackathon with cash prizes of 40,000 INR and 10,000 INR respectively, along with offer letters to work for the company.


The online hackathon will start on September 15, 2021. However, registrations are now open, and final-year college students from Engineering or Computer Science streams can participate in the Flag Runner hackathon.


The hackathon will have two rounds—a qualifier and a final round. The qualifying round will feature one capture the flag (CTF) challenge and one Python-based coding challenge. Participants who successfully pass the qualifier will then have to complete a final set of tasks to win the prize money. Participants will be given 24 hours to complete each round and submit a task report to CSW. Winners will be announced on September 20, 2021. 


“CSW has more than 100 openings for security professionals, and this is a great opportunity for students to build a career in the cybersecurity industry. At CSW, we value talent and fresh graduates get an opportunity to work along with the best hackers, pentesters, security researchers, and threat hunters in the world,” says Aaron Sandeen, CEO of Cyber Security Works. 


About CSW


Cyber Security Works (CSW) is a US Department of Homeland Security-sponsored CVE Numbering Authority and a leader in Attack Surface Management. Our risk management, security management, exposure management, and compliance services have helped global organizations across diverse industries to secure their business from ever-evolving threats.


We have helped secure several governmental entities and the IT infrastructure for over 400 public and private organizations in the United States, UAE, India, and Asia-Pacific region.


Our innovation in vulnerability and exploit research has led us to discover 48+ zero-days in popular products, such as Oracle, D-Link, WSO2, Thembay, and Zoho. This has given us the recognition of being the second company to become a CVE Numbering Authority in India


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