Peeranat Tharnthalay, Pongsakorn
Sommalai, and Thatchaphat Gasornsri received the 20,000 baht prize for
their abilities in the cyber security competition organized by I-Secure
Co. Ltd. in Bangkok recently.
A team of
undergraduate students from Chiang Mai University’s Computer Engineering
Department in the Faculty of Engineering took home a prize of 20,000 baht
after competing in I-Secure CTF 2016 at E88 in Bangkok recently.
The team members
entered the qualifying round in July, 2016 with an online test in Web,
Reverse Engineering, Digital Forensic, Programming, Cryptography, and other
cyber security issues before being accepted for the final round in Bangkok.
Tharnthalay, Pongsakorn Sommalai, and Thatchaphat Gasornsri competed against
six teams to solve questions about cyber security under the concept of
Capture the Flag (CTF), which is popular and widespread in competition of
cyber security. Competitors could each choose a question in one field and
score of each question would be different and depend on various factors
consisting of easiness, difficulty and newness. Students were required to
complete six questions and one of which had five bases to win higher and
higher score consecutively within five hours.
Co.,Ltd., which provides cyber security, has been aware that the area for
youth to present their abilities in cyber security was limited so organized
the competition to give students a chance to show their skills and to
promote the study of cyber security.
The Philippine Honorary Consulate donated
English story books to many schools and centers around Chiang Mai including
the Thida Nursery School in Chomthong District.
With assistance from his American and
Thai friends in the U.S., Philippine Honorary Consul Agkarajit Phanomvan na
Ayudhya received 500 English story books and distributed them to Wat Chang
Kian School, The Learning Hub for Better Life Foundation, Thida Nursery
School Chomthong and Lampang Knowledge Center.
Khian School in Chiang Mai also received books from the Honorary Philippine
Consul and representatives of the Filipino Community in Chiang Mai.
He was assisted in the distribution of
books by Filipino Community leaders in Chiang Mai and Lampang. Since his
return to Thailand in late 2009, the Honorary Consul noted that Thai
children do not have sufficient English reading books to develop their
reading and communication skills. As part of Community project, he also
encourages Filipino Community to develop a Philippine section at public