Cebu Institute of Technology – University (CIT-U) has always taken immense pride in nurturing talent and creating avenues of excellence for its students. Today, we’re celebrating one such stellar talent, Mr. Sly Bacalso, a fourth-year BS in Computer Science student, who stands as an epitome of CIT-U’s commitment to fostering brilliance.

Our very own Computer Science whiz, Sly, has recently been invited to showcase his expertise at the highly reputed ASEAN Cyber Shield Hacking Contest in Jakarta, Indonesia on November 21-24, 2023. This event, initiated by the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) and backed by the Government of the Republic of Korea, is a testament to the caliber and significance of the participants. The ASEAN Cyber Shield aims at enhancing cybersecurity capabilities within the ASEAN region, and having Sly represent us is a matter of immense pride and joy.

This invitation comes at the heels of Sly’s recent headlines with his prodigious skills. Just a month ago, the entire CIT-U community erupted in jubilation as news broke of Sly being crowned the TOP Performer at the Hack4Gov Finals 2023, a Capture-the-Flag Competition held in Sta. Cruz, Manila. Competing against some of the brightest minds from across the nation, Sly’s triumph not only highlighted his prowess but also showcased the quality of education and training at CIT-U.

Sly’s journey to these achievements hasn’t been an overnight success story. It’s a tale of countless hours of dedication, a relentless passion for technology, and an unwavering belief in his abilities. Behind his success lies a foundation of rigorous training, guidance from his mentors, and an environment that promotes innovation and critical thinking.

At CIT-U, we emphasize the importance of real-world experiences, which is why our curriculum is designed to challenge our students and expose them to opportunities that prepare them for global platforms. Sly’s achievements validate our efforts and stand as an inspiration for other students.

In conclusion, as we celebrate Sly Bacalso’s recent accolades, we’re reminded of the vast potential that lies within the walls of CIT-U. We are confident that Sly’s participation in the ASEAN Cyber Shield Hacking Contest will not only bring accolades but also serve as a beacon of inspiration for many more to follow in his footsteps.

Join us in sending waves of congratulatory messages to Sly Bacalso! His journey symbolizes what can be achieved when talent meets opportunity. Here’s to many more achievements, successes, and milestones!