ENISA (the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) is running its annual European Cyber Security Challenge 2016 – the largest European challenge for cyber security talent. The goal of the Challenge is to identify cyber security talent, so it’s only open to young InfoSec hobbyists and students, not individuals already working in the industry.
The Challenge for 2016 will be held in November in Dusseldorf, Germany, where the Greek National Cyber Security team will compete with other national teams in various security-related challenges, such as web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering, forensics. This is the first time that Greece will be competing in the Challenge.
The Greek team is organised by TwelveSec and the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus, and supported by other major Greek universities and organisations, such as Security BSides Athens 2016. The team was assembled in a qualifying round, held on July 9, where many young InfoSec hopefuls competed in a series of challenges. The top 10 contestants formed the national team and will be traveling to Germany.