European Cyber Security Challenge

Registration for the conference, job fair and award ceremony at the ECSC 2016

Be there on the ECSC 2016 either to be part of the conference, to get in touch with it-security-employers on the job fair or to find out which team won the competition.

Register here!

Registration ECSC 2017

Registration to ECSC 2016 is now closed. Please have a look at participation rules, see the actual challenges from ECSC 2015 and videos from ECSC 2015. If you represent an institution with interest in cyber security and organize local competitions, perhaps you can put together the team for your country and join us!

About the competition

Today, most countries lack sufficient IT security professionals to protect their IT infrastructure. To help mitigate this problem, many of them set up national cyber security competitions for finding young cyber talents and for encouraging them to pursue a career in cyber security.

The European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) 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.

Cyber Challenge 2016

Organizers of Final 2016

CTF attack/defense provider

Finalists 2016