Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Organizes CTF hacking contest to Empower Women in Cybersecurity

Contest is designed to be beginner-friendly, aiming to bridge the gender gap
Beyond monetary rewards, winners also receive exciting vouchers, including Pentester Labs and Try Hack Me VIP vouchers

New Delhi, 07 March 2024: In view of the international women’s day, Amrita Center for Cyber Security is organising ShaktiCTF- a capture the flag style ethical hacking contest for all women from March 8th to March 9th, 2024. The event focuses on training and upskilling women in cybersecurity. Interested candidates can now register themselves at

The contest is designed to be beginner-friendly, aiming to bridge the gender gap in the field by encouraging more women to explore and pursue careers in cybersecurity. The inclusivity and support fostered by Shakti CTF create an environment where participants can thrive, learn, and showcase their skills without intimidation. Shakti CTF encompasses a diverse range of challenges, each falling into specific categories – Reverse, Pwn, Forensics, Crypto, and Web. This variety ensures that participants gain exposure to different facets of cybersecurity, enhancing their skills across multiple disciplines. The carefully curated challenges present an engaging and intellectually stimulating experience for participants, making Shakti CTF an ideal platform for both beginners and seasoned professionals.

ShaktiCTF boasts a total prize pool worth 1000 USD across its editions, offering impressive rewards to participants. Winners also receive exciting vouchers from Pentester Labs and Try Hack Me VIP, enhancing their learning journey in cybersecurity. The recognition garnered extends beyond geographical boundaries, with winners hailing from diverse countries worldwide.

Apart from this contest, a free global conference, ShaktiCon, will also be organised for all women in cybersecurity on May 4th and 5th. Interested candidates can apply and register themselves on

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