286 contestants take part in the Kuwait Hackathon competition

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: The “Kuwait Hackathon” competition in the field of cybersecurity was officially launched at Kuwait University.

The event was organized under the patronage and presence of the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled, featuring the active participation of 286 contestants.

Spanning 12 hours, this competition is organized by the Code Academy in collaboration with the National Center for Cybersecurity. Hashem Behbehani, the Chief Operating Officer of Code Academy, informed Al-Rai that “The Kuwait Hackathon Competition is recognized as the largest cybersecurity competition in Kuwait, boasting 286 participants divided into 72 teams.”

He further elaborated, stating, “During the 12-hour duration, the teams are tasked with overcoming various challenges, which include hacking into certain websites and formal systems.”

Behbehani emphasized that the primary objective of this competition is to showcase the cybersecurity talents within Kuwait while also fostering a culture of cybersecurity awareness and expertise in the country.

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