The Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) in collaboration with the CyberMouflons Hacking Community successfully organized the Cyprus Cyber Security Competition (CCSC 2021).
The aim of the competition, which took place online from 1 to 18 April 2021, was to find Cyprus’s young talents in the field of cyber security. Two hundred and twenty young people aged 14 and over, including students, soldiers, students, amateurs and professionals, all participated in the competition.
The competition in the form of CTF (Capture the Flag) included 39 different types of challenges in web subjects, reverse engineering, forensics, pwn, steganography, cryptography and more, which were prepared by a group of volunteer mentors.
Twenty participants who meet the criteria of the respective European Cyber Security Competition (Cypriot nationals between the ages of 14-26) will attend training seminars and participate in competitions aimed at establishing the 10-member Cypriot National Team (5 people aged 14- 20 and five people aged 21-26). The National Team will compete among 27 other countries in the European Cybersecurity Competition which will be held either in person or online from 28 September to 1 October 2021 in Prague.
CCSC 2021 took place under the auspices of the Ministry of Defense and the Digital Security Authority through the Office of the Communications Commissioner and approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth.
The CCS acknowledges its sponsors: Adacom Cyber Security, Deloitte, European University Cyprus, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Oracle Academy, University of Central Lancaster Cyprus, University of Nicosia, XM (CCS Technology Partner), the ICSI sponsor as well as the prize sponsors. The competition was hosted by Silensec Cyber Ranges and was part of All Digital Week.