ECSC2018

Mission statement

OUR GOALS


Cybersecurity

The goal of the ECSC is to place cybersecurity at the service of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of democratic values, freedom of taught, dignity and critical thinking

Collaboration

The ECSC promotes friendly relations between attending countries, officials and players. Every person and organisation involved in ECSC is obliged to observe the Statutes, regulations and the principles of fair play

Transparency

The ECSC provides the necessary institutional means to promote transparency and fairness of the competition between participants and to resolve any dispute that may arise between players

Policy

The ECSC is promoted by the European Commission and in a broader sense falls within the overall context of the EU’s Cyber Security Strategy, and the NIS Directive which together with the European Agenda on Security provide the overall strategic framework for the EU initiatives on cyber security and cybercrime

  • A word from the organiser of this year's edition of the European Cybersecurity Challenge

    Cyber Security Challenge UK is very proud to host this year's edition of the European Cybersecurity Challenge in London!

    With the backing of founding sponsors like the SANS Institute, Cyber Security Challenge UK started out in 2010 to create a series of virtual and face-to-face competitions that would identify talented people for the cyber security industry. Now, the Challenge is backed by over 50 of the UK’s most prestigious public, private and academic organisations, and hosts a wide programme of activities designed to spread the word about why cyber security is such a fulfilling and varied career and help talented people get their first cyber security jobs. Working with those at schools, universities and those looking to change careers, the Challenge is making a notable difference to the career prospects of those with the talent and aptitude to become cyber security professionals.

    Cyber Security Challenge UK is supported in part by the National Cyber Security Programme – the Government’s £1.9 billion investment to significantly transform the UK’s cyber security. The 2016-2021 National Cyber Security Strategy sets out how the UK Government will deliver a UK that is secure and resilient to cyber threats; prosperous and confident in the digital world. https://cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/

    Good luck to all participants!

  • Find below the FAQs


    1. How can I participate?

    To participate in the European Cyber Security Challenge 2018 in London, please check the list of Participants to see which countries are taking part in the event this year. If your country is on the list, you can contact them through the official website. If your country is not currently involved, please make sure you check back for updates on the ECSC 2019 competition.

    2. Why should I participate?

    The European Cyber Security Challenge provides the opportunity to meet Europe's best cyber security talent. It allows you to collaborate and network with domain experts, to grow and learn by solving complex challenges and to stimulate your career and job opportunities by meeting industry leading organisations. ECSC proves that you are part of the best, and your skill is unmatched.

    3. Where is the 2018 Challenge hosted?

    The European Cyber Security Challenge is hosted by Cyber Security Challenge UK in London, United Kingdom. For more information about London, click here.

European Cyber Security Challenge 2018



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The growing need for IT security professionals is widely acknowledged worldwide. To help mitigate this shortage of skills, many countries launched national cyber security competitions targeting towards students, university graduates or even non-ICT professionals with a clear aim to find new and young cyber talents and encourage young people to pursue a career in cyber security. The European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) leverages on these competitions by adding a pan-European layer.

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The European Cyber Security Challenge is an initative by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and aims at enhancing cyber security talent accross Europe and connecting high potentials with industry leading organizations.

Learn more about ENISA

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Cyber Security Challenge UK is supported in part by the National Cyber Security Programme – the Government’s £1.9 billion investment to significantly transform the UK’s cyber security. The 2016-2021 National Cyber Security Strategy sets out how the UK Government will deliver a UK that is secure and resilient to cyber threats; prosperous and confident in the digital world.

Learn more about CSCUK


Sponsors



Calendar


European Cyber Security Challenge

ECSC 2018 will take place from 14th-17th October. Some of the activities, as usual, will not be open to the public.

October 14 2018 - November 17 2018 London, United Kingdom


Conference track & recruitment fair

This year, Cyber Security Challenge UK will be running a European Cyber Security Careers Fair alongside the ECSC competition, called Cyber Re:coded. This will be open to the public and will consist of talks, workshops and demonstrations, as well as a large exhibition of cyber employers. You can register for the show or find out more on sponsorship at www.cyberrecoded.com.

15 October 2018 - 16 October 2018 London, United Kingdom

Hall of fame

2017 Winners - Spain

2016 Winners - Spain

2015 Winners - Austria

2014 Winners - Austria