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The Cybersecurity talents of the future take part in the second edition of the European Cyber Security Challenge

The growing demand of Cybersecurity professionals, yet to be fulfilled at present, has encouraged many european countries to establish national competitions to find young talents and encourage them to pursue a professional career in the field.

The European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) is an initiative coordinated by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), jointly promoted by several European countries organising national Cybersecurity competitions. This second edition will be held between 7 and 11 November in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE) will bring the ten best young talents in computer security in Spain to this meeting point and space for community sharing. Participants will be selected during their participation in a CTF (Capture the flag) competition at CyberCamp 2015. The best participants will be trained at the INCIBE headquarters in León before the final in Düsseldorf, where the teams of all 10 countries taking part in this edition will compete at an international level. Finally, the country with the best emerging cybersecurity experts will be chosen as the winner.

Participants, aged between 16 and 30, are not only required to find vulnerabilities in websites, binary files, cryptographic issues and hack into hardware systems, but also to show their teamwork skills.

The goal of the competition is to attract motivated and talented young people to the field of Cybersecurity. This is why the event is addressed to young people who do not hold any professional certificates in security and who are not working in the field, which are the basic requirements to take part in the competition.