Cyprus team to compete in European competition on cyber security in Spain

A team from Cyprus is going to compete in an important European cyber-competition, namely the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC).

The competition will take place between 31 October to 3 November in Malaga, Spain and is supported by ENISA, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security. It is organized and hosted by the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute INCIBE.

A press release sent to the media on Wednesday says that the event will bring together some of Europe’s most talented young cybersecurity experts.

150 cyber-talents from 15 countries will participate in challenges such as security vulnerabilities in web applications, deciphering encrypted documents or gaining access to a protected system in order to prevent cybercriminals to be the first ones who find and access them.

Professor Dr. Udo Helmbrecht, ENISA`s Executive Director, said that this exercise is important, not only for the participants but for the international experience they will bring back to their respective countries. He added that in the three years that ENISA is supporting the event, there is a growth in the number of countries participating.

Teams from Austria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom will compete in this year`s exercise.

Apart from the exciting main hacking contest, the ECSC will also include specialised conferences and a job fair. Industry-leading organisations will meet with the participants and discuss about career opportunities.

source: CNA