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’ first national team for this year’s 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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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/

Cyprus Cyber Security National Team 2019

  • Seniors
    • Andreas Poyiatzis
    • Konstantinos Konstantinou
    • Stephanos Charalambous
    • Constantinos Diomedous
    • Vasilis Charalambos
  • Juniors
    • Cristos Soteriou
    • Panagiotis Gavriil
    • Giorgos Mouzoura
    • Harris Hadjiantonis
    • Philippos Constantinou

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.

Sponsors 2019

Organiser

Under the auspices

Sponsors

Andreas Mavrides
KPMG

Strategic Partner

Technology Sponsor

Athos Boudourakis

Travel Supporter

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Advisory Board

Demetris Patsos
Dino Pastos
Panicos Masouras
Constantinos Tsiourtos
Michael Sirivianos
Yiannis Ioannides
Andreas Mavrides
Andreas Mavrides
Yianna Danidou
George Hadjichristofi
Christos Makedonas
Demos Demou
Christos Constantinou
Christos Yiacoumis
Charis Florides
Aristos Anastasiou
Eleftherios Antoniades
Vasilis Sikkis
Simon Loizides
Athos Boudourakis
Eliana Stavrou
Elias Athanasopoulos
Ioanna Dionysiou

Mentors 2019

CCSC Challengers and Online CTF Support

Stavri Christodoulou
EY

Kyriakos Georgiou
SecureKey

Stelios Joannou

Simon Loizides
RUNESEC

Nicolas Markitanis
RUNESEC

Nicos Mouzouras
EY

Marios Nicolaides
RUNESEC

Evangelos Nikolaou
QSecure

George Nicolaou
Silensec

Varnavas Papaioannou
Bank of Cyprus

George Skouroupathis
ODYSSEY

Vasilis Sikkis
QSECURE

Dissemination Team

Stavri Christodoulou
EY

Stella Constantinou
Deloitte

Andreas Ioannides

Yiannis Ioannides
Deloitte

Evangelos Nikolaou
QSecure

CCSC Interviewers

Stella Constantinou
Deloitte

Nicos Mouzouras
EY

George Nicolaou
Silensec

Evangelos Nikolaou
QSecure

Vasilis Sikkis
QSECURE

Supporting Mentors

Aristos Anastasiou
Neapolis University Pafos

Ioannis Argyrides
CSIRT-CY

George Beitis
FXTM

Antonis Charalambous
Unipart

Andreas Christodoulou
Playtech

Andreas Christoforou
CIRCLEs

Constantinos Constantinou
MindGeek Cyprus

Charis Florides
Logicom Solutions

Michalis Georgiou
European University Cyprus

Harald Gjermundrod
University of Nicosia

Marios Ioannou

Alexandros Kaniklides
ODYSSEY

Nicholas Kola
ODYSSEY

Vasoulla Neophytou Savva
TLC Private School in Peyia / Olinder I.T Ltd (OmegaPosCy)

Zacharias Pelekanos
CSIRT-CY

Filippos Raditsas
KPMG

George Zantis
ODYSSEY

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: [email protected]