The Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) and the CyberMouflons Cybersecurity Team on Thursday announced the return of the Cyprus Cyber Security Challenge (CCSC), which will be will held online from April 30 to May 15.
The challenge aims to find the best people on the island to form the Cyprus national team, which will represent the country in the European version of the Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC).
The event is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Education, the Commissioner for Communications through the Digital Security Authority, as well as the Cyprus Police.
The competition is open to people of all ages but only those between the ages of 14 and 25 years old are eligible to be selected for the Cypriot national team.
The challenge is particularly keen to attract young people (born 1997-2008 inclusive), secondary school pupils, students, cybersecurity professionals, researchers and hackers.
The event’s organisers said that beginners and the self-taught are encouraged to take part in the competition as there will also be introductory exercises for people without a lot of experience who wish to test their knowledge and skills in a CTF (Capture the Flag) competition.
Top-ranked participants will receive training and preparation throughout the year to represent Cyprus in the European Competition on September 13-16 in Austria.
The Cyprus cybersecurity team is prepared by mentors-volunteers from the CyberMouflons community who, among other things, are coordinating the challenges, the selection of candidates and the training of top-ranked players.
Participants who end up winning the first places at the event will be given access to training platforms by Offensive Security, SCP Academy and Try Hack Me, as well as technological equipment from the company Robo.com.cy.
More information about the prizes in the competition is available on the CCSC website.
Interested parties can register for the event by May 14, 2022.