The Cyprus Computer Society in cooperation with information security specialists in Cyprus, from both academia and the industry, are organising the Cyprus Cyber Security Challenge (CCSC), a competition which aims select and train the Cyprus National Team which competes at the annual European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) which takes place annually.
Volunteer mentors setup and run the national challenges, disseminate the activities, train and prepare the cyber talents for the ECSC. The participants can be individuals aged 14-25, both professionals and non-professional, hackers, security researchers but also self-taught in the field of cyber security who will be able to test their abilities against multiple goals in real-time! The competition is organized with the aim of identifying new talents in the field of cyber security, as well as encouraging young people to pursue a cyber security career. The goal of the competition is to identify 10 individuals who participate in the ECSC representing Cyprus. The ECSC is an initiative of the European Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). The participants are asked to solve challenges related to web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering and forensics and will collect points for each challenge they solve.
Cyprus is represented in the ECSC Steering Committee by Mr. Vasilis Sikki, Dr. Panicos Masouras and Mr. Toumazis Toumazi.
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