All over the world, it is widely acknowledged that there is a growing need for IT security professionals. In response to this, many countries began to organise national cybersecurity competitions aimed at students, university graduates and even non-ICT professionals as a way to find new young cyber talents and encourage young people to have a career in cybersecurity. The European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) builds on these competitions and adds a pan-European dimension to them all while falling under the context of the EU's Cyber Security Strategy.
The 2021 ECSC will be hosted by the Czech Republic with ENISA's support. This annual event brings together talent from across Europe in a fun and challenging setting. Participants at the ECSC will meet in Prague and will have to solve challenges as part of their national teams. The challenges will cover a variety of security related tasks from domains such as web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering and forensics. In solving these tasks, teams will collect points and the team with the highest number of points at the end of the challenge will be the winner.
This event is a great opportunity to meet Europe's young talent, network, and explore job opportunities. As part of the challenge, participants will meet other enthusiastic young talents, domain experts, and industry leading organisations.
Participants interested in taking part in the ECSC will need to verify if their country is taking part this year and contact them directly.
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