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    Kyiv Polytechnic team soars to first place in international cybersecurity competition

    With rating points of 49,000, the dcua team of the Technical Information Security educational and research laboratory at Ukraine’s Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI) took first place in the Space Heroes CTF competition. Led by Mykola Ilyin, an Associate Professor at the KPI Department of Information Security, who serves as both the head of the laboratory and the team’s coach, dcua comprises 10 adept members.

    Space Heroes CTF was hosted by the Florida Institute of Technology in conjunction with Hack Space Con 2024, a cybersecurity conference at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A total of 614 teams from around the globe entered the competition, which unfolded in mid April.

    During this annual online cybersecurity competition, challenges included all levels of difficulty, ranging from beginner to expert, for pwn, re, crypto, web, and forensics. This year’s event also included prizes for the top in-person competitors, as the organizers held it in coordination with Hack Space Con 2024.

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