NxDefender 2018 is a competition organised in collaboration with Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (MDEC) and LE Global Services Sdn. Bhd. (LGMS). This collaboration is dedicated to nurture skilled cybersecurity talents to meet the growing demand in this space. 

The competition’s objective fully aligns with MDEC’s mission in supporting the advancement of Malaysia’s digital economy and raising interest together with awareness amongst the new generation in the domain of cybersecurity, which is a determining factor for a thriving digital economy.

The competition provides students the opportunity to participate in an event that allows them to exhibit their skills, interests and expertise in cyber security.

The competition is open to all Malaysian, full-time IT diploma or degree undergraduate students enrolled in any Institution of Higher Learning (University, College or Polytechnic).

Qualifying Round

12th November 2018

Multiple Choice Questions


6.30 pm – 7.30 pm

The first challenge of the qualifying round will be taking an online test in groups of three members. Each team will only have 1 hour to complete the challenge before the time is up.

The challenge consists of questions of Cybersecurity Fundamentals, Compliance, Digital Forensics, Penetration Testing, Web Application, Security Operating Centre & System Hardening.

Only the Top 20 Teams will be proceeding to the semi final. Your results will be posted on the next day (13th November 2018) upon completion of the prior challenge at https://asiacyberx.com.




Semi Final

15th November 2018

Problem Solving Questions


6.30 pm – 7.30 pm

The second challenge of the NxDefender 2018 will also take place online. The 20 qualified teams from the first qualifying round will be given FIVE (5) problem solving questions to solve within 1 hour.

In this Round, only the Top 10 Teams will be qualify to the Final. Your results will be posted on 17th November 2018 at https://asiacyberx.com.

Cybersecurity Competition Final Round

22nd November 2018

8.00 am – 12.00 pm

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
Jalan Teknologi 5, Taman Teknologi Malaysia, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Champion Team

3x Branded Gaming Gadget

 Total Worth RM 3,000

1st Runner-Up

3x Branded Gaming Gadget

Total Worth RM 1500

2nd Runner-Up

3x Branded Gaming Gadget

Total Worth RM 900

🏙 Possible internship or project opportunities with industry partners.

📰 All participants will receive coverage and exposure in the media.


Registration Deadline: 12.00 am, 12th November 2018
Registration Link: Closed

Terms & Conditions for NxDEFENDER 2018

1) Participant must be able to compete all challenges once sign-up, any absent of the challenges will be eliminate from the competition.
2) Participant must possess own laptop/notebook for all rounds.
3) If the participant is unable to attend any qualifying round of the competition, a written notification is required to be submitted to MDEC and AsiaCyberX at least 3 days prior before the event date.
4) MDEC and AsiaCyberX are not responsible for travel, accommodation and meal arrangement for the competition.
5) It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure program pre-requisites have been met.
6) MDEC and AsiaCyberX reserve the rights to change or amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.
7) MDEC, LGMS, Asiacyberx & F-secure present staffs and interns are not allowed to join the competition.

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