Infrastructure and challenges for the activities of the International Cyber Security Challenge

Pre Information Notice

Feb 19, 2021

Negotiated procedure: maximum budget €70.000

ENISA has been at the forefront of building cybersecurity capacity in EU member states by organising various exercises and challenges for a wide variety of stakeholders. In particular, since 2015 ENISA has been coordinating the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC), in order to encourage young people to pursue a career in cybersecurity.  Building on the success of the ECSC, ENISA, together with other regional and international organisations, decided to design and host for the first time the International Cyber Security Challenge (ICSC). The aim of the challenge is to attract young talent and raise awareness in the community globally on the education and skills needed in the area of cybersecurity. Teams will compete in a series of challenges in areas, such as, web application and system exploitation, cryptography, reverse engineering, hardware challenges, forensics and escape rooms. The ICSC brand is expected to be associated with the top cybersecurity talents of the world and we expect ICSC to become one of the key incubators of cybersecurity entrepreneurship and future top security experts in the world. The International competition will be held in Athens between 7th-11th December 2021.

 ENISA is seeking a contractor that will provide a platform for the ICSC competition, a platform for training the EU Team that will partake in the event, and novel challenges for both platforms. The contract services include the following:

 - Infrastructure for the training of the EU Team

 - Reused challenges and a small number of difficult challenges for the training of the EU Team

 - Infrastructure for the ICSC event (all teams should have access to the platform 4 months prior to the competition)

 - Reused challenges for the teams to familiarise themselves with the functionalities of the platform and the type of challenges of the competition

 - Novel challenges for the event (Jeopardy style challenges and potentially attack and defense type challenges) that will cover a range of difficulty-levels (from medium to hard).

If you are interested in being invited to take part in this upcoming tender procedure, then please 'submit your interest' before the deadline, using the link below.

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