The European Cyber Security Challenge took place from the 9th-11th October 2019. In its sixth year, Digital Forensics and Cyber Security students from TU Dublin, travelled to Bucharest, Romania to represent Team Ireland.
The European Cyber Security Challenge is an initiative by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and aims at enhancing cyber security talent across Europe and connecting high potentials with industry leading organisations. The annual event brings together young talent from across Europe to have fun and compete in cyber security challenges. Contestants were challenged with solving security related tasks from domains such as web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering and forensics and in the process collect points for solving them.
A number of TU Dublin Computing Students participated as part of Team Ireland and were joined by Mark Lane, Mark Cummins and Michael Hegarty, Computing Lecturers at TU Dublin Blanchardstown. Team Ireland were sponsored by Edgescan, ReliaQuest, Accenture, Zero Days and TU Dublin.
The team performed strongly throughout, ultimately placing 15th against very stiff competition.
A big congratulations to all involved.