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  • CloudThat launches ‘The Security Hackathon’ for students to develop Microsoft Azure solutions in response to cloud security challenges

    Published on November 11, 2022

    Bengaluru : CloudThat, one of India’s leading global organizations that provides Cloud Training and Consulting Services for mid-market and enterprise clients has announced the launch of a hackathon titled “The Security Hackathon”. It will open its registration on 9th November 2022 and close them on 23rd November 2022. It aims to create a platform for students to showcase their talent in solving prevalent cloud security challenges.

    Cloud security, specifically cybersecurity, is a critical concern growing worldwide and it is our shared responsibility to increase cyber awareness in order to make the online world a safer place. By evaluating and upskilling the prospective talent pool in the tech sector, CloudThat hopes to empower candidates to be prepared for the future. The hackathon will last for 5 weeks and is divided into three stages: Stage 1 – Registration, Stage 2 – Assessment/Idea Submission; Stage 3 – Presentation of the Proposed Solution and Evaluation.

    The Hackathon is open to everyone. CloudThat wants to create better opportunities for freshers, students and Azure beginners with an interest in Cloud Security. Participants do not need to know how to code, or any IT background. If they are willing to learn and explore then they  are the right fit for this hackathon. 

    Currently, several organizations around the world are confronted with multiple threats and attacks. Most common threats faced by organizations include browser attacks, password attacks, phishing attacks, ransomware attacks, malware attacks, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, cloud infrastructure attacks, data theft, less transparency on cloud data, and insider threats.  Applicants of this hackathon are required to propose a solution using Microsoft Azure security services, which should address a minimum of 2 threats mentioned above.

    In addition to providing internship opportunities with CloudThat, exciting cash prizes, branded goodies, Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers and $100 Azure Platform Credit will also be shared with the winners. The Security Hackathon is going to be purely in Virtual Mode. Participation can be done in groups as well as individually. Registrations will open from 9th November 2022 and will close by 23rd November 2022 at 11:59 PM IST. Registrations will be accepted only once.

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