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European Cyber Security Challenge

 

European Cyber Security Challenge - ECSC

The European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) is an initiative coordinated by ENISA the European Union Network and Information Security Agency.  It aims at enhancing cyber security talent across Europe and connecting high potentials with industry leading organizations.  At its core the ECSC is an Information Security Hacking and Penetration Testing Competition.   

 

Cyprus Cyber Security Challenge - CCSC

The Cyprus Cyber Security challenge is an initiatice coordinated by the Cyprus Computer Society which aims at challenging the participants to solve various cyber security tasks. The participants will be able to participate remotely though Internet. The top 10 finalists wil form the Cyprus Cyber Security Team that will represent Cyprus at the European Cyber Security Challenge.

 

Cyprus Participating Team at the  European Cyber Security Challenge 2018

CCS in cooperation with information security specialists based in Cyprus, from both academia and the industry is preparing the Cyprus’ national team for this year’s ECSC. The participating Cyprus team will consist of 10 young contestants (aged between 14-25), to be accompanied by mentors who are responsible for the selection process, training and preparation of the contestants prior to the trip. The 2018 ECSC will take place in October in London, UK.

 

Cyprus Cyber Security Challenge (CCSC) 2018

The 2018 CCSC took place in July 2018 and included two sessions. The first session was a 48-hour online CTF Challenge in which more than 50 participants registered. The second session was a personal meeting with the best cyber talents out of which the Cyprus Cyber Security Team was selected. Following the ECSC rules each National team comprises of ten members between the ages 14-25.

During September 2018, the National Team will participate in CTF’s and workshops in order to practice and get ready for its participation at the European Cyber Security Challenge.

 

2018 Sponsors

  • Organizer: Cyprus Computer Society
  • Strategic Partner: Cyta
  • Under the Auspices of: the Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation (OCECPR)
  • With the support of: Digital Champion
  • Technology Supporter: Silensec
  • Gold Sponsor: Odyssey
  • Silver Sponsor: KPMG
  • Bronze Sponsor: Vitrtual IT

 

Advisory Board

Antoniades Antonis  Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation 
Antoniades Lefteris Odyssey Consultants
Athanasopoulos Elias University of Cyprus
Demos Demou ISACA
Dionysiou Ioanna  University of Nicosia
Ioannou Marios Resulco
Makedonas Christos BDO Ltd.
Masouras Panicos CCS
Nicolaou George Silensec
Stavrou Eliana UCLan Cyprus
Tsiourtos Constantinos CYBER ETHICS
Tziortzis George  KPMG 


Mentors

Challengers

Kyriakos

Georgiou

 

Simon

Loizides

RUNESEC

Marios

Nicolaides

RUNESEC

Evangelos

Nicolaou

 KPMG

Varnavas

Papaioannou

Bank of Cyprus

Demetris

Papapetrou

Public Sector

Vasilis

Sikkis

QSECURE

George

Skouroupathis

ODYSSEY

 

CCSC Interviers Team

George

Beitis

FXTM

Yiannis

Ioannides

Deloitte

Alexandros

Kaniklides

ODYSSEY

Nicholas

Kola

ODYSSEY

George

Nicolaou

Silensec

Vasilis

Sikkis

QSECURE

Christos

Yiakoumi

KPMG

 

Communication Ambassadors

George

Beitis

FXTM

Yiannis

Ioannides

Deloitte

Simon

Loizides

RUNESEC

Demetris

Papapetrou

Public Sector

 

 Online Platform Support Team

George

Nicolaou

Silensec

 

CTF Challenge Online Support Team

Simon

Loizides

RUNESEC

Evangelos

Nicolaou

KPMG

George

Nicolaou

Silensec

Vasilis

Sikkis

QSECURE

 

Dissemination Support Team

Kyriakos

Costa

KPMG

Charis

Florides

COOP /Hellenic Bank

Marios

Ioannou

Public Sector

Pierre

Jourdan

3cx

George

Koumetou

KPMG

Marios

Nicolaides

RUNESEC

Evangelos

Nicolaou

KPMG

George

Nicolaou

Silensec

Vasilis

Sikkis

QSECURE

Christos

Yiakoumi

KPMG

 

Supporting Mentors

Antonis

Charalambous

Unipart group

Andreas

Christodoulou

3cx + Uclan

Andreas

Christoforou

CIRCLEs

Constantinos

Constantinou

MG Cyprus

Chrysostomos

Daniel

-

Harald

Gjermundrod

UNic

Andreas

Ioannides

OTI

Nicolas

Markitanis

RUNESEC

Vasoulla

Neophytou Savva

The Learning Centre Peyia

George

Zantis

ODYSSEY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECSC 18 (London) Participating Team

Juniors

Mike

 

Antoniades

 

Soldier - Army Service

 

Panayiotis

 

Gavriil

 

High School Student

 

Harris

 

Hadjiantonis

 

High School Student

 

Christos

 

Soteriou

 

High School Student

 

 

Seniors

Stephanos

 

Charalambous

 

University Student

 

Stella

 

Constantinou

 

Professional

 

Konstantinos

 

Konstantinou

 

University Student

 

Nicos

 

Mouzouras

 

University Student

 

Antonios

 

Papadopoulos

 

University Student

 

Antreas

 

Pogiatzis

 

University Student

 

 

Senior substitutes:

1

 

Philokypros

 

Ioulianou

 

Professional

 

2

 

Konstantinos

 

Diomedous

 

University Student

 

3

 

Chrysanthos

 

Sotiriou

 

University Student

 

 

Join our effort

Sponsor Organizations:

Both from the ICT and the general business community to support and sponsor the initiative and the Cyprus’ team.  They will be actively promoted in all events taking place for the team’s preparation as well as have their logos on the team’s uniforms in London, 2018.

Mentors:

Active professionals and academics in the field of Cyber Security to offer their expertise and mentoring services to train and prepare participants as volunteers. This is a great opportunity for networking .

Participants:

Young talents aged between 14-25, with an active interest in the field of information security. To register please complete the registration form by clicking HERE

 

Information

Please contact us for any enquiries. You are more than welcome to help us in this initiative. Toumazis Toumazi, t.toumazi@ccs.org.cy, Tel. 22340541

 

European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) 2017

The competition took place in MalagaSpain during the period 30th October - 3rd November 2017 and the Cyprus team achieved the 5th position among the participating 15 countries.

Contributors

Organizer: Cyprus Computer Society

Strategic Partner: Cyta

Under the Auspices of: the Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation (OCECPR)

With the support of: Digital Champion

Gold Sponsor: Odyssey

Silver Sponsor: KPMG

Bronze Sponsor: Deloitte

Uniform by: Uniformity Demetriou 

 

Advisory Board

1 Antoniades Antonis  Office of the Commissioner of Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation 
2 Antoniades Lefteris  Odyssey Consultants
3 Athanasopoulos Elias University of Cyprus
4 Demos Demou ISACA
5 Dionysiou Ioanna  University of Nicosia
6 Ioannou Marios Resulco
7 Makedonas Christos Deloitte 
8 Masouras Panicos CCS
9 Nicolaou George Silensec
10 Stavrou Eliana UCLan Cyprus
11 Tsiourtos Constantinos CYBER ETHICS
12 Tziortzis George  KPMG 
  George Beitis CCS (Secretary duties)
  Papamiltiadou Christina CCS (Secretary duties)

 

Mentors

Christoforou Andreas CIRCLES
Kaniklides Alexandros  ODYSSEY
Loizides Simon  RUNESEC
Markitanis Nicolas  RUNESEC
Papapetrou Demetris  QSECURE
Yiakoumi Christos  KPMG

 

ECSC 17 (Malaga) Participating Team

 

Member Type

Name

Surname

Status

Job Title OR Field of Study

Univeristy or Company

CITY

1

Senior (20+)

Marios

Ioannou

prοfessional

Captain at Headquarters

National Guard

Larnaca

2

Senior (20+)

Konstantinos

Konstantinou

university student

BSC Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Cyprus

Nicosia

3

Senior (20+)

Varnavas

Papaioannou

university student

MSC Information Security

University College London

Nicosia

4

Senior (20+)

Vasilis

Sikkis

prοfessional

Information Security Advisor

E & Y

Nicosia

5

Senior (20+)

Nicos

Mouzouras

university student

BSC Computer Science

University of Cyprus

Nicosia

6

Junior (under 20)

Stephanos

Charalambous

university student

BSC Computer Science

University of Southampton

Nicosia

7

Junior (under 20)

Michalis

Antoniades

army

 

 

Nicosia

8

Junior (under 20)

Loizos

Nicolaou

army

 

 

Limassol

9

Junior (under 20)

Panayiotis

Gavriel

high school student

 

 

Limassol

10

Mentors

George

Beitis

 professional

 Senior System Administrator

 FOREX TIME

Nicosia

11

Mentors

Simon

Loizides

 professional

 Penetration Tester

 RUNESEC

Nicosia