On the 21st of October the best young cyber talents from Austria, Germany, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom participated to the European Cyber Security Challenge.
The European Cyber Security Challenge is an opportunity for participants, who are not IT professionals, to test and put their digital skills at work. On the other hand it acts as a platform for the exchange of good practices among contestants, and to motivate young people to enhance and develop further their skills to tackle online threats.
All participants have not completed any higher education degree in IT security or a related field.
The young hackers had to find security vulnerabilities in web applications, decipher encrypted documents, or gain access to a protected system to prevent that cyber criminals are the first to find and exploit them.