Call for the 2nd Cyprus Cyber Security Challenge – 2019

The call for the 2nd Cyprus Cyber Security Challenge (CCSC) is now open. The participants can be individuals aged 14-25 (born 1994-2005 inclusive) and is organized by the Cyprus Computer Society (CCS). The competition can involve both professionals and non-professional, hackers, security researchers but also self-taught in the field of cyber security who will be able to test their abilities against multiple goals in real time!

CCSC is under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Digital Security Authority.

Goal of the competition

The competition is organized with the aim of identifying new talents in the field of cyber security, as well as encouraging young people to pursue a cyber security career. The goal of the competition is to identify 10 individuals who will consist the Cyprus Team that will participate in the European Cyber ​​Security Challenge (ECSC) which will be held in October 2019 in Romania. ECSC is an initiative of the European Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).

Thematic area

The participants will be asked to solve challenges related to web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering and forensics and will collect points for each challenge they solve.

Competition information

The CCSC will take place online an online platform and will have a duration of 48 hours. It will be held from Friday 19 April 2019 at 23:59 until Sunday 21 April 2019 at 23:59. Contestants will be able to participate, any day and time during the above period, from anywhere having Internet access to solve various online challenges in the form of CTF (Capture the Flag).


The language of the competition, as well as regulations, communications and everything else will be English.

Eligible Participants

Anyone born between 1994 and 2005 is eligible to participate. Participation is FREE.


Anyone wishing to take part in the CCSC must register by Sunday, April 14, Wednesday, 17 April, 2019 at 23:59.

Important Rules