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.