Using gamification to develop a cybersecurity awareness campaign to ensure engaged and informed employees

Kuala Lumpur, April 12th – 14th

The annual Hilti Global IT Competition (ITC) is organized to provide a platform for the young talents to tackle some daunting challenges faced by the construction industry. Undergraduate and postgraduate students from all parts of the globe are encouraged to participate to not only display their innovative ideas but also pave a way to kick-start great careers.


Hilti’s annual IT Competition (ITC) encourages students of all disciplines around the world to come up with innovative IT solutions to overcome challenges faced by the construction industry.

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. The traditional approach to these awareness-raising campaigns does not attract many employees. This year for ITC we engage students to use modern teaching techniques, such as gamification, when developing cybersecurity awareness campaigns to ensure our 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. 

Topic Areas:

  • Social Engineering
  • Phishing
  • Device and Password Security
  • Ransomware and Malware 

Build your skills within the area of IT and showcase your project to industry experts and receive constructive feedback. 

Build your experience by competing against like-minded individuals from all over the world. You will have the chance to meet leading technologists and subject matter experts.

Build your career. All finalists will receive a fast-track application to a paid internship with Hilti. The internship will provide finalists with the chance to develop their ideas and bring it to life at Hilti. This will also allow us the opportunity to identify talented individuals such as yourselves to be a potential hire at Hilti.

Important Dates

Registration Period
21 September 2021 – 31 December 2021

Submission Period
1 November 2021 – 31 December 2021

9 February 2022 – 18 February 2022

Final Competition
12 April 2022 – 14 April 2022


Grand Champion: Sponsored Trip to one of Hilti’s IT Strategic Locations (Switzerland, US, Malaysia) 
All members of the winning team will get to travel to one of our strategic locations: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Plano/Tulsa, USA or Buchs, Switzerland. The trip will be arranged based on the winning team's home country. On top of that, the team members will have the opportunity to learn about Hilti IT services and build their Hilti network. 

Second & Third Place: A Hilti Tool and Tech Gadget
Second and third place teams will walk away with a Hilti power tool and a tech gadget per participant. 

All finalists will have access to a fast-track internship application process at Hilti. The internship provides finalists with the opportunity to develop their ideas and bring it to life at Hilti.

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