Press Release

European Cybersecurity Challenge 2017: ENISA brings together young cyber-talents

Published on October 30, 2017

Organised by the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute INCIBE and with the support of ENISA, the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) will start on 31 October at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos, in Málaga, Spain.

Fifteen competing national teams are ready to take part in this major competition, to showcase their technical skills and teamwork capabilities to a large participating audience, including experts, judges, observers, industry actors and media.

There is a lot of interest in finding out more about the technical challenges the participating teams will be asked to solve at ECSC 2017. For the time being, all details are carefully guarded by the organisers until the beginning of the competition, increasing everyone’s anticipation and excitement about the event.

For many teams and their talented young members, this is their first occasion to present themselves in front of such a large audience at this important European cyber-competition, specialist conferences and job fair. Career opportunities with industry-leading organisations will be one of the key points of the meetings and discussions at the ECSC.

Prof. Dr. Udo Helmbrecht, ENISA's Executive Director, said: “I hope all the participants are ready to face the cyber challenge and that everybody will not only enjoy the experience but will make new friends and learn a lot about cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility and I expect all the participants to share their newly gained knowledge and skills with their peers back home. Good luck to all”

If you would like to attend the ECSC 2017 open sessions or the job fair, please register on the official website of the event

The 2017 European Cyber Security Challenge is a project facilitated by the EU Cybersecurity Agency ENISA and the EU Member States. For media inquiries about this event please contact



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