19-yr-old wins ethical hacking competition

Nineteen-year-old Adarsh Pant from Chamoli district, DEHRADUN has won an ethical hacking competition in the city .The competition saw 80 students battle it out to win the first prize which was free international certification courses worth Rs 50,000.

Pant, a BCA student at a private college in Dehradun, said, “It was the most thrilling competition I have participated in. After the initial rounds on quizzing, questions in later rounds were based on real-life scenarios. We had to capture and deduce locations from given IP addresses, decrypt codes, find hidden meaning in a given picture and similar stuff. I was interested in ethical hacking from class 10 but it was only recently that I understood that one can build a very promising career in this field.”

“The objective was to raise awareness among youngsters about the field and to make them well-versed with ethics in information security through a series of cyber competitions that encompass forensics, ethical hacking and defence.”