Description : Fake news also referred to hoax news occupies large sphere of cyber space today world-wide.Cyber technology’s wide reach and fast spread contributes to its menace. Publicity through such fake news on cyber spacetoday has been adopted by States, institutions as well as individuals for various reasons and varied forms. Oftensensational news are created and spread through social media to achieve intended end. On the other hand, it may alsoinvolve narration of a true fact however being deliberately exaggerated. This may also include titling the webpages withmisleading title or tag-lines in order to seize attention of readers. Such misinformation may lead in committingoffences,social unrest, financial frauds upon such misrepresentation, political gain, to increase number of readers, gainrevenue associated with click, etc. This may also affect the affect the importance of serious news media. Further dangerlies in other electronic media using this as a source for their news thereby carrying forward further spread of such news. The problem is to identify the authenticity of the news and online content. Equally important problem is to identify the bots involved in spreading false news.
Global Cyber Challenge is an important part of Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS), 2017 being inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. The Grand Finale will be organized at GCCS, New Delhi on 20th & 21st November 2017.
The Cyber Challenge is a collaborative effort of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center (NCIIPC), MyGov, Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF) and Policy Perspectives Foundation (PPF).
The contest is open to participants from India and abroad.
The Global Cyber Challenge comprises of two contests namely Capture the Flag Event and Peace-a-Thon. One can participate in either or both the contests.
Peace-a-thon is to build ideas and technological solutions based on identified themes and is based on different problem statements to which participants will render an effective solution in the form of a Proof-of-Concept/App.
Cyber security enthusiasts and experts from educational institutes and industries across the world have been called upon to participate in this challenge. Participation in the Peace-a-thon will comprise of teams who will select a problem statement, present their ideas to come up with research and technological solutions for the specific problem. The problem statements resonates with industry experts, security observers, government officials and business stakeholders.
Initially the entry to a Peace-a-Thon was two stage process. The first stage involved submission of concept note based on which individuals/teams (of upto 3) were invited to participate for a 34 hour marathon coding contest. This preliminary round of the contest has been conducted in 9 different coordinating institutions of India which are all premier institutions of the country namely, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc Bangalore), Indian Institute of Technology(s) – Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Madras, Hyderabad, Patna, Guwahati and Punjab Engineering College (PEC) Chandigarh.The solutions that emerged have been uploaded on the OpenForge.
In view of examination at various technical institutions, it has been decided to open this contest without requiring the submission of the concept note and participation in coding at the host institute. Now any individual/team (of upto 3 members) can register at https://innovate.mygov.in/cyber-challenge/ to submit their code along with their brief presentation / description as to how code works. This can be done in a span of 36 hours till 08:00 hrs on November 16, 2017
As stated above w.e.f November 12, 2017 1800 hrs it has been decided to have open participation without any requirement of host institutions.
All the interested individuals and teams are also advised to complete their registrations https://gccs2017.in/preregistration as a ‘Hackathon Contestant’ so that travel and related arrangements for stay in New Delhi can be made conveniently for teams qualifying for the Grand Finale at New Delhi. The Grand finale will be held on Nov 20-21 in New Delhi as part of Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017.
Top shortlisted teams from India and abroad will compete in the grand finale which will be hosted in Room No: 3A, Marriott, Aerocity New Delhi on 20-21st November, 2017. Jury will select the winners based on a pre-decided evaluation framework.
Winners in Grand finale will be awarded by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India during inaugural on November 23, 2017.
Last date for the submission is 08:30 HRS IST November 16, 2017 and based on the submission jury will declare result by November 16, 2017 midnight. Selected teams/ participants will be invited for the Grand Finale on November 20, 2017 – November 21, 2017 at New Delhi.
Closing Date: November 16, 2017 08:30 hrs IST
Result Declaration: November 16, 2017 Midnight
Grand Finale: November 20, 2017 – November 21, 2017
NOTE: Travel expenses will be paid ONLY for Grand finale finalists
Key Deliverables:Product (App/Project) and 1 Presentation (Max 15 slides).
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully as they apply for all the phases.