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Report: The European Cyber Security Challenge Final 2021

The Final of the 7th edition of the European Cyber Security Challenge was held in the beginning of October 2021 in Prague. Despite the pandemic, 19 teams participated in the final and close to 300 people in total attended this event at Prague. For the first time, a non-European team participated in the challenge. Team Canada participated in the competition without being part of the scoreboard.

Participants of the European Cyber Security Challenge

ENISA

This year, the German Team was the best and won the competition.  The second place went to Poland and Italy finished third. 

Presentations of all the teams are available at ECSC 2021 - YouTube and the closing event was recorded: ECSC 2021 | Live stream Final Ceremony - YouTube.

The dates and location of ECSC 2022 are already announced: the next event will take place on 29 November- 3 December in Vienna, where we expect about 23 teams from EU Member States and EFTA countries. Already 3 non-European teams (Canada, USA, Israel) expressed their interest to participate in the next challenge without being part of the scoreboard. 

Background

The European Cybersecurity Challenge (ECSC) is an annual exercise, coordinated by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA). The event offers a platform for young cyber talents across Europe to gather and engage in networking over a unique opportunity to experience cooperation in trying to resolve a cybersecurity problem.

The ECSC is intended to encourage young people to pursue a career in cybersecurity, by challenging and developing the participants’ skills needed in such extreme situations and connecting them with industry.

Supported by the European Commission and EU Member States, the ECSC falls within the skills chapter of the EU Cyber Security Strategy for the Digital Decade and the NIS Directive.