Hilti IT Competition (ITC) is an annual IT competition to encourage students of all disciplines around the world to come up with innovative IT solutions to overcome challenges faced by the construction industry.
As Hilti ITC approaches its 10-year anniversary, we can see that the ITC has come a long way in providing a platform for young talents to tackle these challenges with ingenious and modern solutions using mobile apps, communication and collaboration software, Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality, and even remote working and collaborative inventions. Not only did this competition provide a space for university students to develop and pitch their innovative solutions but also paved the way forward to a great career start at Hilti.
With the rise of cyberattacks, companies and institutions are taking the additional steps required to ensure that they are protected from these threats. Employees are often considered crucial to detect malicious activities when technologies are not able to. Thus, making it necessary for them to understand the importance of cybersecurity. However, the traditional approach to these awareness-raising campaigns does not attract many employees. Hence, it will be better when modern teaching techniques, namely gamification, are incorporated into these awareness campaigns to ensure these employees are engaged and can easily absorb the necessary information and skills. The ITC 2022 aims to inspire participants into thinking within the Hilti context on how gamification can be used to improve cybersecurity awareness.