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An online Cyber Challenge – CTF was organised by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of DRDO@60 celebrations. Indian citizens of all ages were eligible for the event. Individual participants had registered for the challenge on MyGov.in portal. The Cyber challenge was a single stage online event that was conducted from 1200 hrs on 22 Dec 2017 to 1200 hrs on 23 Dec 2017. There were 25 challenges designed from various verticals of cyber domain namely, Cryptography, Reverse Engineering, Steganography, Forensics, Networks and Cyber Puzzles.
Out of 1489 participants who were online during the challenge, 239 participants could make it to the scoreboard. The highest score was 2050 out of 2250 and this was scored by the top two, namely, Aaditya Purani and Sanat Sharma. These two are not eligible for cash prize as they had not registered for DRDO Cyber challenge on MyGov during registration period.
The top 5 scorers eligible for cash prizes are as follows:
The list of next 50 top scorers eligible for certificates is mentioned at the end. The large number of participation in the Cyber Challenge event indicated that it has been successful in generating awareness about DRDO and reaching out to young aspiring Indians.
The next 50 participants in the merit list eligible for certificates are as follows: