2016 Europe

European Cyber Security Challenge

07.11. - 09.11.2016: European Final in Duesseldorf

09.11.2016: Recruiting-Fair + Conference + Ceremony

Venue: Böhler-Werke Duesseldorf


The Conference

Following the nation-wide contests, the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) selects the most talented hackers of Europe. Last year the young talents competed against each other in a brilliant final round in Switzerland. The difficult tasks and challenges were solved with excellent answers and enthralled the jury and companies. The final competition 2016 is hosted in Germany on Nov 9th in Duesseldorf.

In parallel to the Challenge, it is possible to visit an IT Security Conference. The program is provided by TeleTrusT - IT Security Association Germany and is directed at decision-makers, entrepreneurs, security representatives and IT experts. Also, a recruiting fair matches employers with the IT-professionals of tomorrow - Germany wide and/or transnational.

The Challenge

Today, most countries lack sufficient IT security professionals to protect their IT infrastructure. To help mitigate this problem, many of them set up national cyber security competitions for finding young cyber talents and for encouraging them to pursue a career in cyber security.

The European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) leverages these competitions in that it adds a pan-European layer to them: The top cyber talents from each country meet to network and collaborate and finally compete against each other to determine which country has the best cyber talents. To find out which country's team is the best, contestants have to solve security related tasks from domains such as web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering and forensics and collect points for solving them.