The European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC 2021), is the official European cybersecurity competition of ENISA that aims to find, attract and highlight new talents in the field of digital information systems and networks.
Athens, April 15, 2021 - for 6η Greece announces participation in big pan-European cyber security competition European Cyber Security Challenge 2021 (ECSC21), to be held from 28 September until 1η October 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic.
The ECSC 2021 competition is one of his initiatives European Cyber Security Agency ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity), while actively supported by Ministry of Digital Governance. It is the responsibility of Greek participation Department of Digital Systems of University of Piraeus headed by the professor, Christos Xenakis.
The team that will represent our country in the final this year will consist of 10 people between the ages of 15-26, pupils, students, professionals and non-hackers, security researchers, but also ordinary fans of digital security. The final 10 will emerge after the end of training in early September and will consist of those who stand out with their performance in qualifying competition that will take place over two days Saturday 22 May (from 9:00 am) until Sunday 23 May 2021 (ending at 21:00 pm) through its platform HackTheBox.
Prerequisite for participation in the ECSC 2021 qualifiers is the age range between 14-26 years and Greek citizenship. To participate in the qualifiers, those interested must register on the ECSC CTF platform through https://ctf.hackthebox.eu and supplement it Registration Form with their details. In the qualifiers, participants will be asked to solve exercises - challenges in the following topics: Pwn, Crypto, Web, Forensics, Reversing, PPC, Blockchain.
The preparation of the expanded team that will result from the qualifying competition will also be carried out through the cyber training platform HackTheBox, but also by a team of distinguished experts in cyber security. Hack The Box is the fastest growing cyber security community in the world. Counting 500.000 members in less than four years, the platform allows individuals, businesses and universities to improve their skills in the most practical and powerful way possible. With hundreds of constantly updated virtual hacking labs and a wealth of interactive cyber security courses at HTB Academy, Hack The Box aims to upgrade the cyber security capabilities of every professional and organization in the world.
Great helpers in this effort are the Ministry of Digital Government, but also the sponsors, who actively support the Greek national cybersecurity team. More specifically:
Diamond Cyber Security Online Platform Sponsor: Hack The Box
Diamond Sponsors: ALGOSYSTEMS, UBITECH
Platinum Sponsors: Quest Group (Info Quest Technologies, Uni Systems), Pylones Hellas
Supporters: NetSquare, TwelveSec
Media Sponsors: Athenian Macedonian News Agency (www.amna.gr), Biztech.gr, Epixeiro.gr, Huffington Post, ICTPlus.gr, IT Professional Security, NetFax, Netweek, SecNews, Spoudazo.gr, Tech Matrix
The national team has its own digital space at the address www.ecsc.gr where interested parties can be informed of all the details of the competition.
In addition, follow the Greek team on social media:
- Facebook: Hellenic Team-European Cyber Security Challenge
- LinkedIn: European Cyber Security Challenge - Hellenic Team
- Twitter: Hellenic Cyber Security Team @ ECSCGR
About the European Cyber Security Challenge
1th The competition was held in October 2015 in Lucerne, Switzerland with the participation of 6 teams from EU Member States and European Free Trade Association countries. In the digital age, information security is a top priority at the global level. This is due to the particular role that information plays in modern society, the economy, production and geopolitical relations. Given that information attacks are constantly on the rise, with the aim of both gaining and destabilizing key structures, digital security should be ensured and evaluated in every sector and activity on a daily basis. This requires better organized structures, greater investment, but, above all, properly trained human resources. Conducting competitions such as the ECSC is an appropriate basis for educating people, and especially young people, that with their knowledge and talent will be the shield of digital society.