BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/Asia News Network): Brunei Darussalam was ranked fourth in the Asean Cyber SEA Game 2021 held on Nov 26. Four Bruneians – Abdul Qawiyyel Mateen Abdul Rajid, Mason Chong Yi Tian, Nurulfitri Aqilah Shahri and Joshua Chin – represented the sultanate in the competition hosted virtually by the Asean-Japan Cybersecurity Capacity Building Centre (AJCCBC) and the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society of Thailand.
Thailand emerged the winner in the competition, followed by Vietnam and Singapore in second and third place respectively.
The game is a capture-the-flag (CTF) contest catered to students and engineers below the age of 30 from 10 Asean member states. CTF competition is commonly used in the information security field to enhance technical knowledge, skills and experience as well as teamwork.
The four participants from Brunei were hosted at Cyber Security Brunei (CSB), including three finalists from Cyber Battle: Capture The Flag 2021 competition that was held in May this year, in addition to one participant from Cyber Security Brunei.
Joshua Chin, who participated for the second time in the Asean Cyber SEA Game, said, “Being my second time participating in this international event, our Brunei team has made significant improvement from last year, securing the fourth place out of the 10 Asean countries.
“This demonstrates that Brunei is progressively moving forward, by advancing our skills and knowledge in cybersecurity, showing that we are not too far off from the international competition.”