Cyprus Computer Society


19th place for Cypriot Hackers in the European Cyber Security Competition. Cyprus won 19th place in the Pan-European Cyber Security Competition

The Cypriot Cybersecurity Team took 19th place in the Pan-European Cybersecurity Competition held in Vienna from September 12th to September 16th.

The competition was attended by 28 countries from Europe and Canada, the United States of America, the United Arab Emirates, Israel, and Serbia, with people aged 14-25 students, students, professionals, hackers, security researchers, and self-taught enthusiasts in the field of cyber security.

The Cypriot team was represented by Vassilis Charalambos (Team Leader), Andreas Tsouloupas, Odysseas Stavrou, Eleni Ioakeim, Christodoulos Sotiriou, Panagiotis Gabriel, Christos Falas, Joseph Modestou, Marios Kailis, and Evangelos Liudakis. The team was accompanied and trained by the coaches: Marios Nicolaidis, Christos Makridis, and Nikolas Markitanis. Simon Loizidis and George Michael represented Cyprus on behalf of the European Coordinating Committee.

The first three places were occupied by Denmark, Germany, and France.

The ECSC competition is an initiative of the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) and aims to identify new talent in the field of cybersecurity, as well as encourage young people to pursue careers in the field.

The organization and the whole effort are supported by the Cyprus Computer Society, the Cypriot Cybersecurity Community CYberMouflons, and the organization is under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, the Cyprus Police, and the Digital Security Authority through the Office of the Communications Commissioner.

The participation of our National team would not be possible without the support of the sponsors: Adacom Cyber Security, Defense.com, Deloitte, European University Cyprus, Exness, Frederick University, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Odyssey Cybersecurity, Oracle Academy, Try Hack Me, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Cyprus and XM as well as supporters HostingB2B, MVPS.net, ICSI, Offensive Security, RedPoint, Robo Cy and SCP Academy, Silensec and Cyber Ranges.

More information on the websites, https://ecsc.eu/, https://www.ccsc.org.cy, and social networks.


Participation of Cyprus in the European Cyber ​​Security Challenge ECSC 2022

Next Monday, September 12, 2022, the National Cyber ​​Security Team travels to Vienna to participate in the European Cyber ​​Security Competition 2022.

33 countries participate in the ECSC competition with people aged 14-25 pupils, students, professionals, hackers, security researchers, as well as self-taught in the field of cyber security.

The Cypriot delegation consists of Simon Loizidis (Team Leader), Vasilis Charalambous, Andreas Tsouloupas, Odysseas Stavrou, Eleni Ioakeim, Christodoulos Sotiriou, Panagioti Gavriil, Christos Falas, Joseph Modestou, Marios Kailis, and Evangelos Liudakis. The team will be accompanied by the mentors: Marios Nicolaides, Christos Makrides, and Nicolas Markitanis, and on behalf of the European Coordinating Committee, George Michael.

The corresponding CCSC Pancyprian competition is organized annually by the Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) and the CyberMouflons Hacking Community. CCSC 2022 is sponsored by the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, the Cyprus Police, and the Digital Security Authority through the Office of the Communications Commissioner.

CCSC 22 Sponsors: Adacom Cyber ​​Security, Defense.com, Deloitte, European University Cyprus, Exness, Frederick University, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Odyssey Cybersecurity, Oracle Academy, Try Hack Me, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Cyprus, and XM as well as supporters HostingB2B, MVPS.net, ICSI, Offensive Security, RedPoint, Robo Cy and SCP Academy, Silensec, Cyber ​​Ranges.

Good luck to the participants!

You can see the team’s official video clip here:

Information on the website https://www.ccsc.org.cy and social networks on Facebook (@CCSC.Cyprus) and Twitter (@CCSC_Cyprus).


ACM ICPC – Cyprus National Competition 2019

(Cyprus Collegiate Programming Contest)

On the 8th of June, the Cyprus National ACM ICPC programming competition was held at the premises of the University of Central Lancashire – Cyprus in Pyla.

The competition was co-organized by all major academic institutions in Cyprus under the auspices of the Cyprus Computer Society. The participating Universities (in alphabetic order) were the following:

  • Cyprus University of Technology
  • European University Cyprus
  • Frederick University
  • Open University of Cyprus
  • UCLan, Cyprus
  • University of Cyprus
  • University of Nicosia

The technical aspects of the competition were held up to the standards of the International Olympiad in Informatics using an automated grading environment with live feedback for the contestants.

In total, the competition hosted 8 teams of 4 members (3 contestants and one mentor). 5 algorithmic problems were given to the contestants to solve programmatically in 3 hours. By the end of the competition all 5 problems were 100% solved by at least one team.

Thanks to the work of the Organizing Committee and especially the efforts by Dr. Josephina Antoniou the competition was successfully completed without any issues.

The first two teams with the highest overall score will represent Cyprus to the South-Eastern European Regional Contest. Specifically the two teams are the following (ordered by overall rank, members ordered alphabetically):

Adamos Ttofari, Andronikos Charalambous, Rafail Loizou

Washing Machines
Coach: Chryssis Georgiou

Christodoulos Constantinides, Chryssis Eftychiou, Constantinos Demetriou

Multi-Threat
Coach: Dimitrios Kouzapas

Ranking

RankAcademic InstitutionTeam Name
1University of CyprusWashingMachines
2University of CyprusMulti-Threat
3University of Cyprusinsert_catchy_name_here
4University of CyprusCoding_Warriors
5University of CyprusTrifecta
6University of CyprusPaphos
7Cyprus University of TechnologycutOverflow
8University of Central Lancashire CyprusMAF-Lab

ACM ICPC – Cyprus National Competition 2019

On the 8th of June, the Cyprus National ACM ICPC programming competition was held at the premises of the University of Central Lancashire – Cyprus in Pyla.

The competition was co-organized by all major academic institutions in Cyprus under the auspices of the Cyprus Computer Society. The participating Universities (in alphabetic order) were the following:

  • Cyprus University of Technology
  • European University Cyprus
  • Frederick University
  • Open University of Cyprus
  • UCLan, Cyprus
  • University of Cyprus
  • University of Nicosia

The technical aspects of the competition were held up to the standards of the International Olympiad in Informatics using an automated grading environment with live feedback for the contestants.

In total the competitions hosted 8 teams of 4 members (3 contestants and one mentor). 5 problems were given to the contestants to solve in a competition that lasted 3 hours.

Thanks to the work of the Organizing Committee and especially the efforts by Dr. Josephina Antoniou the competition was successfully completed without any issues.