Thursday, August 1, 2019

KOC Cyber Security Summit

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has announced a 2-day event around online security with awesome speakers who are well known in the industry:

The event will be on August 24th and 25th (Saturday and Sunday), and consists of 2 talks per day followed by a Capture The Flag (CTF) competition. Event details here.

The talks and the CTF competition are free and open to the public, and I highly encourage every student, fresh graduate, and employee to attend. The talks will not be too technical, and should appeal to the general public.

The CTF is open to everyone, both locals and expats, as long as they're already in Kuwait. Winners of the CTF will qualify to compete in the regional competition in Egypt later, and winners will qualify for the international CTF competition in Japan.

If you're trying to register and your school or educational organization isn't listed, pick anything, then email support "at" and tell them which school your chose, and the name of your actual school for them to add it to the list.

Location: KOC Tent, Ahmadi. Don't let the name fool you. The tent is massive and is well ventilated.


  • Update 0 - Aug 3: Added email contact for CTF.

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