CITIC Telecom CPC attained the highest honor at the CCF BDCI Award 2021, with the company’s Data Science team formed by 5 data science experts, winning the cybersecurity competition Championship in the design of “Classification of Malware Families based on Artificial Intelligence (基於人工智慧的惡意軟體家族分類）” by winning against 724 teams from top-tier universities, leading industry enterprises and research institutions. In this competition, the CITIC Telecom CPC team was given a large set of malware ASM (ASCII) and PE (Binary) data which was highly unstructured, and heavily codified with encryption and random insertions. The team was able to achieve the most stable, accurate and fastest result amongst all competitors. It leveraged its strong ICT background and AI expertise, and deployed innovative AI algorithms and computer vision models to develop a novel approach, transforming the complex datasets into graphic visualizations, ultimately to successfully tackle this extreme technical challenge. The judges expressed their admiration for the team’s high caliber and the breakthrough decision to innovate a new AI approach in cybersecurity detection using data algorithms instead of cybersecurity domain knowledge.