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INCIBE selects the members of the Spanish team that will compete in the European Cyber Security Challenge 2020 in Vienna

Posted on 04/21/2020
European Cyber Security Challenge
The 15 members are already participating in technical competitions as part of their training

INCIBE, as part of the organizing committee of the European Cyber Security Challenge proposed by the European agency ENISA and the European Commission, has completed the selection process for the members of the Spanish national team in the competition.

The best talents from the CyberCamp 2019 national competitions passed different technical tests and interviews that enabled INCIBE to build a team in which the sum of skills in different technical disciplines allows for a strong performance in the competition. 

The team representing Spain is made up of 15 members, 10 of whom are full members and 5 are reserves, young talented cybersecurity experts, between 18 and 25 years old, who will compete against their counterparts from other participating European countries. 

The team members will receive technical training (remotely and in person, providing that the health situation allows it) in order to build the team. They will work on different technical categories such as website hacking, cryptography, forensics, reverse engineering, attack and defense, etc. during this training. Thus, as part of their training, from this point forward they will participate as a team in the different national or international security competitions, determined by INCIBE, with the aim of improving their capabilities.

Following the technical training and based on the results of the same, the 10 full members will be selected to attend the European competition, #ECSC2020, and the other 5 will remain as reserves for this or other competitions that might come up. The composition of the first team will be: 5 members under 20 years old (Junior category) and 5 members between 21 and 25 years old (Senior category).

The seventh edition of the competition will take place in Vienna, Austria from 3 to 7 November 2020. 

Multimedia resource: video of the experience of INCIBE and ENISA about the European Cyber Security Challenge, at CyberCamp 2019

European Cyber Security Challenge

The European Cyber Security Challenge is an initiative of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA), in which a group of European countries organizing national cybersecurity competitions takes part.

It’s the greatest technical championship in Europe in cybersecurity, in which the best young talent from participating countries, selected through their various national competitions, compete. The goal of the event is to identify, bring together and promote the best cybersecurity talent in Europe, with a view to reducing the shortage of professionals in the sector.

All of the information regarding the competition is available at: https://europeancybersecuritychallenge.eu/