Europe has won the first international cybersecurity competition

Europe has won the first international cybersecurity competition

The first International Cybersecurty Challenge (ICC) ended on June 17th. The event, organized by ENISA (European Union Agency for Cybersecurity) was held in Athens, Greece, from 14 to 17 June 2022 and saw the participation of 7 teams: Europe, Asia, United States of America, Oceania, Canada, Latin America and Africa. The competition was created with the aim of attracting young talents and raising awareness on a global level about the training and skills required in the field of cybersecurity.

The seven teams faced each other in various tests, such as the exploit of apps and systems, cryptography, reverse engineering, hardware challenges and attack-defense. The first edition of the ICC was won by the Europe team, ranked first and followed by Asia and the USA.

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1st place: Europe (12,961) 2nd place: Asia (10,724) 3rd place: USA (7,765) Rest of the ranking:

Oceania (7,447) Canada (3,643) Latin America (1,722) Africa (981) The two captains of the Europe team, Danique Lummen (NL) and Nuno Miguel da Silva Sabino (PT) said: “We are very happy to have taken part in this fantastic event. It was fantastic to compete at the ICC with other outstanding teams from around the world. We are also very happy and proud to have taken first place and we look forward to participating in the next ICC in the USA. "

So the appointment for the second edition of the ICC is for August 2023, which will be hosted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and CISA in the United States of America. To find out more, watch the official ICC 2022 video posted on YouTube and visit the teams page on the competition website.