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CZECH CHAPTER CHAPTER - Oct 12, 2019

Czech Cyber Team Competes in Cybersecurity Challenges

The chapter's Cybersecurity Working Group has been implementing awareness, educational and professional activities in cybersecurity and defense since 2004. The group regularly organizes security seminars for the employees and professionals from among the state, academic and private sphere. The group compiles and updates (as required by the dynamic development of cybersecurity) the Cybersecurity Glossary, which has become an official publication and has won several professional awards. The group also organizes lectures, practical workshops and exhibitions of modern security trends and technologies, and closely cooperates with the universities. At the end of 2015, activities of the Working Group gave birth to the idea of a nationwide cybersecurity competition aimed at secondary school students. Preliminary efforts to implement the original idea accelerated in the spring of 2016 thanks to the offer of the European agency ENISA to nominate the Czech national team. The team is made up of secondary school and university students, who take part in the European Cybersecurity Challenge (ECSC). More than 4,500 students have participated in the fourth year of the competition (an increase of almost 30 percent from previous years). The number of female students taking part in the competition grew as well. More than 1,000 girls participated in the competition (31 percent of all participants), and this is the highest number of females in all competitions of the European Cybersecurity Challenge across the European Union (EU). The Czech Cyber Team participated in the EU final (ECSC), this year in Bucharest, Romania, and finished 11th place. During the year, the Czech Cyber Team participates in many online Capture the Flag challenges with great results. They received fourth place in Engineering Cybersecurity (GSAW) in Grenoble, France, among more than 1,000 teams across the globe. The chapter strongly supports our Czech Cyber Team. Many members of our team also became members of the Young AFCEA community.

Event Photographs:

In October, the Czech Cyber Team gather for a photo.
In October, the Czech Cyber Team gather for a photo.
The chapter supports the European Cybersecurity Challenge, which is the European Union's project under the umbrella of ENISA (European Union for Cybersecurity).
The chapter supports the European Cybersecurity Challenge, which is the European Union's project under the umbrella of ENISA (European Union for Cybersecurity).
In October, the members of the Czech Cyber Team meet with Paul Svasta, professor, Polytehnica University of Bucharest (l), and his colleagues.
In October, the members of the Czech Cyber Team meet with Paul Svasta, professor, Polytehnica University of Bucharest (l), and his colleagues.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Petr Jirasek

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