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CZECH CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jun 01, 2017

Czech Cyber High School Competition Ends

The finals of the Czech National High School Cyber Security Competition organized by the Czech Cyber Security Working Group and a number of government, academic and professional organizations ended in June at the International Defense and Security Technologies Fair in Brno, Czech Republic. Twenty-nine students from 17 secondary schools took part in the finals. The students competed both as individuals and randomly selected teams, and solved real-life security scenarios and hacker roles. Apart from other tasks, they analyzed network communication and searched for vulnerabilities in a web application, or tried to break a complex cypher. The winner was Jakub Smejkal, a student from the Secondary School of Informatics and Communications in Brno who earned 118 points. He was closely followed by Jiri Kucera, a student from the Otokar Brezina Secondary and Vocational School in Telc, and Krystof Macek, also from the Secondary School of Informatics and Communications in Brno. The Secondary School of Informatics and Communications has become the most successful school of the national finals. Four out of five of their students have ranked among the first 15 finalists and have thus qualified for the preparatory training camp to be held at the Masaryk University in Brno (KYPO), and seven students will then qualify for the European Finals in the Spanish city of Malaga in late October or early November this year. During the competition, the students and their teachers had the chance to meet many professionals in cybersecurity. They could also visit the University of Defense, the Cyber Polygon of Masaryk University in Brno, forensic labs of Brno Technical University and listen to presentations from the competition. The best students received valuable prizes donated for the competition by event partners. The organizers also recognized the best school and the teachers of the finalists. The second annual edition of the competition will begin in September. Please visit www.kybersoutez.cz for more information.

Event Photographs:

Attending the Czech National High School Cyber Security Competition in June are finalists (l-r) Jakub Smejkal (winner), Jiri Kucera, Krystof Macek, Matej Kafka and Jakub Vancata.
Attending the Czech National High School Cyber Security Competition in June are finalists (l-r) Jakub Smejkal (winner), Jiri Kucera, Krystof Macek, Matej Kafka and Jakub Vancata.
The students competed both as individuals and randomly selected teams, and solved real-life security scenarios and hacker roles at the Czech National High School Cyber Security Competition in June.
The students competed both as individuals and randomly selected teams, and solved real-life security scenarios and hacker roles at the Czech National High School Cyber Security Competition in June.
Dusan Navratil (c), government commissioner for cybersecurity and ex-director, Czech National Security Authority, thanks Petr Jirasek (2nd from r) competition committee chairman, and others for organizing a successful event in June.
Dusan Navratil (c), government commissioner for cybersecurity and ex-director, Czech National Security Authority, thanks Petr Jirasek (2nd from r) competition committee chairman, and others for organizing a successful event in June.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Mr. Petr Jirasek
00420603245240

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