European Cyber Security Challenge 2016
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.