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NCSC 2019: The first edition of the Cyber Security Congress.

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NCSC or National Cyber Security Congress both refer the congress organized by Securinets Association for its first edition on the 11th of January. It lasted three days taking place in the Ruspina hotel, Monastir.

The idea behind this congress as stated by the Securinets club is to make use of the extensive knowledge and the experience of its former members to further enhance the practical skills of its current members. It held many types of activities such as workshops, attending conferences presented by professionals. It was a great chance for people to deepen their knowledge of Cyber Security and take a step further into the field.

The first day was all about checking in, soft skills workshop and teambuilding later at night. The soft skills workshops were the following; Planification and time management, Communication, Hypnose and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). The team building featured games played by the participants, karaoke and dancing.

After breakfast on the second day, it was time for the hard skills workshops. There were two sessions along the day; a morning one and an evening one.

The morning session featured the following workshops: Blockchain, Red team attacks, Forensics: Cyber Detective, Automatization of gameplay with reinforcement learning, IOT. While in the second session there was the following: Windows buffer overflow, PWN the box, Actions on google: Let’s build for Google Assistant, Cloud, Data Science.

During the final day, it was all about the members’ workshops. They displayed the work they did during the workshops that took place during the first semester at the university. The were many workshops; “Raspberry for VPN”, “Reverse Engineering”, “Credit cards & scammers”, “Ethical hacking”, “Attacking knowledge & Self Protection”. The members of the workshops managed to show the fruits of their work to the other participants.

The atmosphere of the Congress was friendly and created the chance to socialize with new people. Not to mention, learn new skills and have fun all at the same time. It was a new experience for the participants and also the organizers as well. Hopefully, we see NCSC bloom even more during its second edition next year!

 

 

 

 

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Hult Prize at Faculty Of Science Of Sfax

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« Leading a generation to change the world »

That is what you will first read when opening the about section of the Hult Prize website. To that extent Hult Prize at Faculty Of Science Of Sfax is a leading exemple. In fact the student organization is hosting an on campus program that spans from the21 of september to the 17 of decemberconsisting of training sessions and mini-hackathons, all in order to educate the participants in the ethics of Hult Prize.

Hult Prize is the most prestegious international competition that prompts students to solve the world’s most critical issues through social entrepreneurship. Established in 2009 by Ahmad Ashkar, a then student at Hult International Business School, Hult Prize has since been a leading exemple of  a start-up accelerator for social good, being recognized in 2012 by President Bill Clinton and Time Magazine as one of the top five ideas changing the world. Many leading organizations have been partnering and sponsoring the famed competion namely UN Office for Partnership and Earth Day Network.

2020 is not a regular year, at least for the activists out there who seek to change the world. 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of earth day as well as the 75th of the United Nations. Given the urgency of the situation the environment is facing, this year’s challenge theme will therefore be « A Positive Impact On Our PlanetWith Every Dollar Earned ». Hult Prize at Faculty Of Science Of Sfax seems to be a stronghold of the kind of activists aforementioned. By organizing the training sessions and registered a huge number of teams (50+) consisting of 3 to 4 stundents, they hope to find the changemakers of tomorrow. It is good to note here that the Faculty Of Science Of Sfax is provides the perfects environment for such an event. In fact, through its different departments, it academically focuses on issues present in the theme, i.e evironment, as well as huge number of experts, teachers and students all willing to take their knowledge to the next step.

The Hult Prize at Faculty Of Science Of Sfax team consists of 8 members as well as a Campus Director, each devoting their time and skill to the noble cause they chose, thus ensuring a smooth and consisting curriculum for the competitors.

The application consists of mulptiple phases: General Application, Regional Summits and finally Hult Prize Accelerator. Through Hult Prize On Campus, as is organizing Hult Prize at Faculty Of Science Of Sfax this year, gives the opportunity to bypass the General Application to compete in one of the Regional Summits.

“The Hult Prize is how the world has to work in the 21st century.” – President Bill Clinton

Hult Prize at Faculty Of Science Of Sfax found wisdom in the word of Bill Clinton. Through this iniative, their ingenuity, innovation and good spirit, they provide a perfect environment for young entrepreneurs, making see their ideas materialize.

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