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 thought, dignity and critical thinking
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
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
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
Romania is proud to host the sixth edition of the European Cybersecurity Challenge - the annual European event that brings together young talent from across Europe to have fun and compete in cybersecurity!
Top cyber talents from each participating country will meet in Bucharest to network and collaborate and finally compete against each other. Contestants will be challenged in solving security related tasks from domains such as web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering and forensics and in the process collect points for solving them.
More information about the 2019 edition will be announced shortly!
Good luck to all the participants! We are looking forward to welcoming you all in Bucharest!
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.
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.
More information about the organisers of the 2019 edition will be shared in the coming weeks.
ECSC 2019 will take place from 9th-11th October. Some of the activities, as usual, will not be open to the public.
October 9, 2019 - October 11, 2019 Bucharest, Romania