The European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC), organized by ENISA, leverages these competitions in that it adds a pan-European layer to them: The top cyber talents from each country meet to network and collaborate and finally compete against each other to determine which country has the best cyber talents. To find out which country’s team is the best, contestants have to solve security related tasks from domains such as web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering, and forensics and collect points for solving them.
For Greece, the role of Steering Committee member has been assigned from ENISA to the “Systems Security Laboratory of the Department of Digital Systems” of the University of Piraeus, represented by Prof. Christos Xenakis.
The European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) is an annual cybersecurity event, aimed at identifying new talent across Europe by having national teams compete in a Cyber Security Challenge!
Contestants must participate in the qualifying round and be chosen among other contestants. Their age should be between 14 – 26 and they need to reside in the country they represent.
*The extension of age criteria applied only for ECSC 2021 participation, due to the changes of COVID-19 pandemic.
Both the Qualifying Round and Final Round include a number of security-related challenges. These include web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering and forensics. Participants who solve them are awarded points and the individuals (or teams) with the highest number of points win. The Hellenic team’s expenses will be covered by the organisers and sponsors.