The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is calling for students who will represent the Philippines in the upcoming 5th ASEAN Students Contest on Information Security (ASCIS) 2023.

The ASCIS hosted by Vietnam is the 5th Annual Capture the Flag (CTF) contest for ASEAN students to enhance knowledge, skills, and experience as well as teamwork in the field of cybersecurity.

DICT encourages interested students to form a team (maximum of four members) and submit their cybersecurity portfolio along with a formal letter explaining why they are qualified to represent the country in this competition. Applicant teams must send these documents to

Pre-selected applicants will be notified via email and will be subjected to a brief interview. The determined qualified teams will compete and represent the Philippines in the 5th ASCIS.

Deadline of submission will be on July 31, 2023, at 11:59pm (Monday).