Cyprus Cyber Security Challenge

This is the official page of the Cyprus Cyber Security Challenge (CCSC). Through the CCSC the Cyprus National Team is selected and trained in order to compete at the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) which takes place annually.

The Cyprus Computer Society in cooperation with information security specialists in Cyprus, from both academia and the industry is preparing the Cyprus national team for ECSC. These mentors setup and run the national challenges, disseminate the activities and train and prepare the cyber talents for the ECSC.

Info and Registration

The Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) and the CyberMouflons Cybersecurity Team announce the 6th Cyprus Cyber Security Challenge (CCSC) to be held online from 01 July to 16 July 2023.

The CCSC aims to form the National Team that will represent Cyprus in the respective European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC). The national competition is open to all ages but only those between the ages of 14-25 years old are eligible to be part of the national team. In particular, young people (with birth years 1998-2009 inclusive) from secondary school students, students, cybersecurity professionals and researchers and hackers. It is noted that beginners and or self-taught people are encouraged to take part in the competition as there will also be introductory exercises for people without experience who wish to test their knowledge and skills in a CTF (Capture the Flag) competition.

The top players of the CCSC, will receive training and will be prepared through the year in order to represent Cyprus in the European Competition ECSC which will take place on 24-27 October in Norway.

The Cyprus cybersecurity team is prepared by mentors-volunteers from the CyberMouflons community and member of the Advisory Board who, among other things are coordinating the challenges, the selection of candidates and the training of the top players.

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Winners

The winners that will proudly represent Cyprus in the European CyberSecurity Challenge are listed as follows:

  1. Christodoulos Soteriou
  2. Odysseas Stavrou
  3. Evangelos Lioudakis
  4. Eleni Ioakeim
  5. Marios Kailis
  6. Panayiotis Gavriel
  7. Joseph Modestou
  8. Stylianos Anastasiou
  9. Christos Falas
  10. Petros Diomedous
  11. Harris Hadjiantonis

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Καταχώρηση Καταγγελίας (Αστυνομία Κύπρου)
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Organiser

The Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) is a professional, scientific and independent, not-for-profit organization, seeking to develop, promote and serve the ICT sector and professionals in recognition of the impact that informatics has on employment, business, society as well as on the quality of life of the citizen.

https://www.ccs.org.cy/

European Cyber Security Challenge

The growing need for IT security professionals is widely acknowledged worldwide. To help mitigate this shortage of skills, many countries launched national cyber security competitions targeting towards students, university graduates or even non-ICT professionals with a clear aim to find new and young cyber talents and encourage young people to pursue a career in cyber security.
The European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) leverages on these competitions by adding a pan-European layer.
ECSC is an initiative by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and aims at enhancing cyber security talent across Europe and connecting high potentials with industry leading organizations.
It’s four primary goals are: Cybersecurity, Collaboration, Transparency and Policy
https://www.europeancybersecuritychallenge.eu/

ENISA

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is a centre of expertise for cyber security in Europe. The Agency is located in Greece with its seat in Heraklion Crete and an operational office in Athens.
ENISA is actively contributing to a high level of network and information security (NIS) within the Union, since it was set up in 2004, to the development of a culture of NIS in society and in order to raise awareness of NIS, thus contributing to proper functioning of the internal market.
The Agency works closely together with Members States and private sector to deliver advice and solutions. This includes, the pan-European Cyber Security Exercises, the development of National Cyber Security Strategies, CSIRTs cooperation and capacity building, but also studies on secure Cloud adoption, addressing data protection issues, privacy enhancing technologies and privacy on emerging technologies, eIDs and trust services, and identifying the cyber threat landscape, and others. ENISA also supports the development and implementation of the European Union’s policy and law on matters relating to NIS.
https://www.enisa.europa.eu/

Join the initiative

Anyone interested in Cyber Security can join the Cyprus Cyber Security initiave in three different ways. As a sponsor, a mentor or a participant. Contact us to learn more details.

Sponsor Organizations

Both from the ICT and the general business community are welcome to support and sponsor the initiative and the Cyprus’ team. They will be actively promoted in all events taking place for the team’s preparation as well as have their logos on the team’s uniforms.

Mentors

Active professionals and academics in the field of Cyber Security to offer their expertise and mentoring services to train and prepare participants as volunteers.

Team Members

Young talents aged 14 – 25, with an active interest in the field of information security. Each year they can participate at the Cyprus Cyber Security Challenge through which the National team is selected to participate at the annual ECSC.

First Timer?

Never participated in a CTF before? Need a skills refresher? No problem! We got your back! Try out previous years’ challenges at:
lons/CCSC-CTF-2020

2020 , 2021

In addition, you can study the slides for an induction to CTF methodology.

Sponsors 2023

Organisers

George Michael
CM

Under the auspices

Under the auspices of his excellence, the honorable President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Nikos Christodoulides
Under the auspices of his excellence, the honorable President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Nikos Christodoulides
Christos Kallonas
MoECSY
DSA
George Michaelides
Stefanos Apeitos

Sponsors

Yiannis Ioannides
CYBER.EUC
exness
FredU
Panagiota Victoros
Gerasimos Ntouskas
Eleftherios Antoniades
Oracle
Vasilis Sikkis
Josephina Antoniou
WindsorBrokers

Website Host

George Sarris

Prize Sponsors

hackthebox
George Sarris

Advisory Board

Altani Batoudaki
Altani Batoudaki
Diamandis Zafeiriades
George Michael
George Michael
Stefanos Apeitos
Stefanos Apeitos
Michael Sirivianos
Yiannis Ioannides
Yiannis Ioannides
Yianna Danidou
Yianna Danidou
Chr. Chrysostomou
Chr. Chrysostomou
Panagiota Victoros
Panagiota Victoros
George Sarris
George Sarris
George Thrasyvoulou
George Thrasyvoulou
Demos Demou
Demos Demou
Christos Constantinou
Christos Constantinou
Gerasimos Ntouskas
Gerasimos Ntouskas
Christos Kallonas
Christos Kallonas
Aristos Anastasiou
Aristos Anastasiou
CSIRT
Eleftherios Antoniades
Eleftherios Antoniades
Stavros Stavrou
Stavros Stavrou
Andreas Tryfonos
Andreas Tryfonos
Vasilis Sikkis
Vasilis Sikkis
Simon Loizides
Simon Loizides
Athos Boudourakis
Athos Boudourakis
George Michaelides
George Michaelides
Josephina Antoniou
Josephina Antoniou
Elias Athanasopoulos
Elias Athanasopoulos
Ioanna Dionysiou
Ioanna Dionysiou
George Christodoulou
George Christodoulou

CCSC 2022 Challenge Creators and Organizers

Andreas Georgiou

Kyriakos Georgiou

Konstantinos Konstantinou

Simon Loizides

Christos Makridis

Nicolas Markitanis

Marios Nicolaides

George Nicolaou

Michalis Papadopoullos

Demetris Papapetrou

Andreas Poyiatzis

Vasilis Sikkis

Leonidas Stylianou

ENISA Liaison representing Cyprus

Vasilis Sikkis
Years: 2021 – Present

CONTACT US

Address: 11 Florinis Str, City Forum, 3rd Floor, No 303,1065 Nicosia, Nicosia

Postal Address:POBox 27038, 1641, Nicosia

Telephone: +357-22460680

Fax:+357-22767349

Email:info@ccs.org.cy