PwC Hong Kong's first ever hacking competition - HackaDay 2017 - was successfully held on 23-June, where undergraduate students from five Hong Kong universities competed in a 6-hour hacking session at our executive centre. HackaDay was designed for a number of reasons and at its core we are intent on raising cybersecurity awareness in an area that many still perceive as a faraway problem. With numerous high profile cyber attacks in recent months, cybersecurity has never been more important and by offering this platform, we hope to both assess and raise the skills and knowledge of Hong Kong's new generation.
With that in mind, we are delighted that the participating students displayed a good level of knowledge in major hacking categories and would like to congratulate the winning team, 'WannaCry', from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and team 'Firebird-2' from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Check out our HackaDay 2017 recap video for highlights and we hope to see you in 2018!
PwC's HackaDay 2017 - competition recap
Official team briefing in May 2017
Technological advancements such as Big Data, VR, IoT and mobile payments to name a few, is disrupting how companies do business and changing how individuals live their lives. However, as we continue to see cyberattacks continue to escalate in frequency, severity and impact, it is essential to maintain a focus on safeguarding our society today as well as that in the future.
Therefore our competition is not just aimed at assessing the skills and knowledge of contestants but using it as a platform to increase the competency level of Hong Kong’s new talent and raising cybersecurity awareness among Hong Kong’s youth.
up to 1 year internship with PwC Hong Kong and China’s Cybersecurity and Privacy team plus full sponsorship of Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification
up to 3 months internship with PwC Hong Kong and China’s Cybersecurity and Privacy team plus half sponsorship of Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) certification
Welcome remarks and teams briefing
Award announcement and presentation; client cocktail
Please register through your respective university representatives listed as follows:
City University of Hong Kong
Mr Gerhard Hancke - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr Tam Hon Wah - email@example.com
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mr Anthony Lai - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Mr Shi Shangcheng - email@example.com
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Mr Allen Au - firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Hong Kong
Ms Phoenix To - email@example.com
With over 1,600 cyber experts around the globe, PwC’s cyber security team helps its clients understand dynamic cyber challenges, adapt and respond to risks inherent to their business ecosystem, and prioritize and protect the most valuable assets fundamental to their business strategy.
By participating in the Competition, you agree that, to the maximum extent permitted under applicable laws, PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited (“PwC”), other PwC firms and entities, their partners, employees, officers, agents, representatives and sub-contractors (collectively, “PwC Parties”) shall not be liable or responsible for, and shall be released from and held harmless against, all liabilities, claims, demands or actions of any kind, including but not limited for any death, accidents, injuries, losses and/or damages of any kind whatsoever to any persons and property which may arise or be sustained from or in connection with the Competition.
You acknowledge and agree that PwC Parties are not responsible for any technical, hardware, software, systems, networks, websites, platforms, servers and/or equipment malfunctions or failures, or any inaccurate, incomplete or incorrect information, or any other problems, errors, disruptions or interruptions of any kind whatsoever which may arise or occur in connection with the Competition.
You understand and agree that PwC Parties shall have absolute and sole discretion and right to conduct, organize, suspend, modify or terminate the Competition in any manner and at any time as they see fit.
You should, and should also ensure and procure that all your team members, comply with the Competition Rules and maintain the highest standard of professionalism, ethics and integrity during the Competition. As such, you and your team should not attempt or take any actions to sabotage, tamper or interfere with other competing teams, the Competition’s platforms or any PwC Parties’ hardware, software, systems, networks, websites, platforms, servers and/or equipment. You understand and agree that PwC Parties have absolute discretion to disqualify your team for any violation of the Competition Rules or ethics/integrity standards.
You agree that any disputes on or relating to the Competition shall be governed by the laws of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes, whether contractual or non-contractual.