Budapest To Host Intl Cyber Security Contest

  • 11 Dec 2017 8:16 AM
Budapest To Host Intl Cyber Security Contest
Budapest will host an international cyber security competition on January 24-25, the organisers said. The event is based on the earlier National Cyber Competition, expanded with European participants and rebranded SecOps Europe IT Security Conference.

The International Cyber Competition, due to be held on the first day of the conference, is aimed at preparing young programmers to respond in the event of a comprehensive cyberattack, as well as simulating government-level follow-up and communication.

The four students of the winning team of the Tabletop Exercise (TTX) and their teacher will go on to participate in the Geneva finals of the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge. On the second day of the conference, computer emergency response teams (CERTs) from several European countries will be competing with each other in a critical infrastructure environment.

The opening address will be held by the chief patron of the two-day event, Zoltán Rajnai, the interior ministry’s cyber security coordinator.

Other speakers of the conference will include world-renowned white-hat hacker Zuk Avraham, the developer of a mobile intrusion prevention system.

Republished with permission of Hungary Matters, MTI’s daily newsletter.

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