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Spanish team qualifications for the European Cyber Security Challenge 2019 of Bucharest have ended

Posted on 06/07/2019
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The 15 best talents of CyberCamp 2018 will be trained by INCIBE

INCIBE, as part of the Steering Committee of the European Cyber Security Challenge, designated by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and the European Commission, has completed the process to get the final candidates who are going to take part in the Spanish Team.

The 25 best cyber talents pre-selected from CyberCamp 2018 (Spanish national competition), have passed technical tests and interviews that have allowed INCIBE to create a high-performance team that will compete against the best young European talents.

The team that represents Spain is made up of 15 members, 10 of them as holders and 5 who will be on hold. All of them are young talents experts in cybersecurity, aged between 18 and 25 years.

The Spanish team will be trained at INCIBE headquarters in León, where they will be instructed in technical aspects and soft skills that are required for the team's performance in the competition.

This training will work on different technical categories such as web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering and forensics. In addition, aspects of teamwork, conflict management, negotiation, analytical and strategic vision, among others, will be discussed, too.

Romania will host the sixth edition of the European Cyber Security Challenge during the 9th, 10th and 11th of October. In it, 19 European countries will compete to win the victory. Currently, all of them are in the final stages of their national competitions.

INCIBE explains that, "The ECSC competition is gaining momentum and increasing in scale, each year the countries come more prepared and invest time and resources in the training of their teams. As a result, young talents acquire very useful knowledge and experience in their professional career, within a context in which the proliferation of new threats leads to the need to incorporate cybersecurity experts in different types of organizations ".

European Cyber Security Challenge

The European Cyber Security Challenge is an initiative of multiple European countries supported by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) that aims at engaging cybersecurity talent across Europe and connecting high potentials. ECSC is the largest cyber challenge in Europe, in which Top cyber talents from each participating country meet every year to network and collaborate and finally compete against each other.