TU Dublin Cyber Security student selected for the initial training squad for Team Europe at International Cyber Security Challenge 2021

11 May, 2021

Congratulations to TU Dublin Cyber Security student Daniel Cahill, one of two Irish participants to be selected for the initial training squad for Team Europe which will represent the EU at the upcoming International Cyber Security Challenge (ICSC), due to take place in Athens in December 2021. A final team will be chosen from this squad at a later date. This prestigious event will see teams representing the EU, Latin America, Brazil, Canada, US, Africa North, Africa South, Asia, and Pacific regions take part in a two-day competition to be crowned world champions.

The aim of the ICSC 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 involves participation of the top cyber security talents of the world and is a key incubator of cybersecurity entrepreneurship and future top security experts in the world. The International competition will be held in Athens in December 2021.

This is a great achievement for Daniel, who was part of Team Ireland, managed by TU Dublin Lecturers Mark Lane and Mark Cummins, at the last European Cyber Security Challenge in Bucharest, and was also part of the team that finished third in the last Zero Days Capture the Flag challenge.

We wish Daniel and Team Europe every success at this event.