Safer Internet Day is observed every year on the 9th of February in approximately 170 countries worldwide to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns and to promote a safer and better internet experience for all. To mark the occasion, CyberPeace Foundation, a global think tank and grassroot NGO working on CyberPeace and CyberSecurity, organized award ceremonies for the eRaksha competition and the Global CyberPeace Challenge along with a panel discussion on “Infusing CyberPeace in CyberSpace“. CyberPeace is also running campaigns online on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Linkedin to spread awareness on CyberPeace, CyberSecurity, Cyber Ethics and online safety.
The Global CyberPeace Challenge 2.0
The Global CyberPeace Challenge 2.0 was organized globally and aimed to present technical challenges to identify cyber talents and to tap into the participants innovative approach to solving critical real-world problems. It was divided into three parts – Cyber Policy & Strategy Challenge, Peace-a-Thon: The innovation challenge and Capture The Flag (CTF – IT & OT), and awards were presented to winners. Participants from 55 countries participated in the Global CyberPeace Challenge 2.0. The winners were chosen from a competitive participant pool of security experts, technologists, community leaders, civil society bodies, students, developers, UX/UI designers, CXOs, business analysts, education professionals, advisors, mentors, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and investors. The challenge had been organized in association with reputed partners such as the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the Australian eSafety commissioner, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Government of Australia, World Wide Web Foundation, Internet Society, CyberChallenge UK, ICANN, NCMEC, ICMEC, New York University, Indiana University, TISS Mumbai, Autobot Infosec, FICCI, SANS, Palo Alto Networks, Twitter, Maltego, Kaspersky and Zoom.
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