For the 6th consecutive year, Greece’s participation in the grand final of the Pan-European cybersecurity competition is announced. The European Cyber Security Challenge 2021 (ECSC21) will take place from September 28 to October 1, 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic
The competition is an initiative of the European Cybersecurity Agency ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity), and is actively supported by the Ministry of Digital Governance. The responsibility for the Greek participation lies with the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus, headed by Professor Christos Xenakis
After many months of testing, the final ten contestants who will represent our country in ECSC 2021 have now been formed. The team consists of 10 young people between the ages of 16-26 who stood out with their performances initially in the qualifying competition held online last May.
From then until the beginning of September, those who qualified started intensive trainings, with live-hacking tests and training, which aimed to inform and train participants in modern threats, security gaps and the means used by hackers to bypass security systems.
The preparation of participants throughout the trainings is carried out with the support of the Hack the Box platform. The members of the Greek delegation continue to train to develop their skills at the highest possible level until the competition is held in Prague in a few days.
Major contributors to this effort are the Ministry of Digital Governance, as well as the sponsors, who actively support the Greek national cybersecurity team, such as Hack The Box (Diamond Cyber Security Online Platform Sponsor), Aegean Airlines (Diamond Transportation Sponsor), Algosystems and Ubitech (Diamond Sponsors), Quest Group (Info Quest Technologies, Uni Systems) and Pylones Hellas (Platinum Sponsors) and Wind (Gold Sponsors).