Trinity student Euan Ong was a member of the team placed third out of 51 teams competing in the recent global C2C CTF challenge. He describes the demands of this 24-hour cyber security event - and the satisfaction of cracking complex problems.
It might not be Christmas as usual this year but you can still enjoy some festive treats from Trinity, wherever you are in the world and open to all.
Chris Underhill studied Physics at Trinity, graduating in summer 2020. He is now a Global Markets Strategist for Goldman Sachs. As 1o Trinity students prepare for this year’s global ethical hacking competition, C2C-CTF, on 6 December, Chris reflects on the challenges and benefits of cyber security events where participants must uncover secret codes known as ‘flags’ hidden in websites, embedded in servers, or locked behind vulnerable software applications.
In two weeks 204 participants in the #TrinTogether Lockdown2 Sports Challenge clocked up 1003 hours of exercise – in Cambridge, the Fens, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany New York, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.