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.

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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 2022

Organisers

Panicos Masouras
CM

Under the auspices

MoD
MoECSY
DSA
George Michaelides
Stefanos Apeitos

Sponsors

Altani Batoudaki
Defense
Yiannis Ioannides
Yianna Danidou
Chr. Chrysostomou
Christos Makedonas
Christos Yiacoumis
Eleftherios Antoniades
ΟΑ
THM
Eliana Stavrou
XM

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Prize Sponsors

George Sarris
OffSec2
Redpoint
RoboCy
SCP
THM

Prizes

🏅 1st: 1 PEN-200 with 90 day lab access + “Attacking Windows Active Directory” training by TryHackMe
🏅 2nd: 1 PEN-200 with 90 day lab access + “Attacking Windows Active Directory” training by TryHackMe
🏅 3rd: 1 PEN-200 with 90 day lab access
🏅 4th: 1 PEN-200 with 90 day lab access
🏅 5th: “Attacking Windows Active Directory” training by TryHackMe
🏅 6th-10th: 1x Raspberry Pi Zero + 1x Arduino UNO

🏅 1st: 500 EUR
🏅 2nd: 300 EUR
🏅 3rd: 150 EUR
🏅 4th: 75 EUR
🏅 5th: 75 EUR
🏅 6th-10th: 1 free Parkour lesson by Redpoint Parkour & Bouldering Academy Nicosia

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Advisory Board

Altani Batoudaki
Altani Batoudaki
Diamandis Zafeiriades
Panicos Masouras
Panicos Masouras
Stefanos Apeitos
Stefanos Apeitos
Michael Sirivianos
Yiannis Ioannides
Yiannis Ioannides
Yianna Danidou
Yianna Danidou
Chr. Chrysostomou
Chr. Chrysostomou
Christos Makedonas
Christos Makedonas
George Sarris
George Sarris
George Thrasyvoulou
George Thrasyvoulou
Demos Demou
Demos Demou
Christos Constantinou
Christos Constantinou
Christos Yiacoumis
Christos Yiacoumis
Evangelos Englezakis
Evangelos Englezakis
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
Eliana Stavrou
Eliana Stavrou
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