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CZECH CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jul 20, 2021

Student Competition Awards the Best in Cybersecurity

Following the national finals of the Czech Republic's Cyber Security Student Competition organized by the AFCEA Cyber Security Working Group and a wide range of state, academic and professional organizations, which took place online in May this year, a ceremony of results was held in July at the University Club of the University of Defence in Brno.

The formal meeting was opened by the rector, commander of the University of Defence, Brig. Gen. Zuzana Krocova, Czech Army. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the state administration, including Vladimír Dzurilla, government commissioner for ICT and Digitization, Brig. Gen. Lenka Šmerdová, adviser to the chief of the general staff of the Czech Armed Forces; Col. Jiří Vavra, deputy head of cybernetic and information warfare command; Lubos Fendrych, head of the National Cyber and Information Security Agency; and other guests.

Tomáš Pribyl spoke on behalf of the chapter and the general partner of the competition, Corpus Solutions. The competition committee was represented by several delegates headed by Jaroslav Burcik Czech Technical University, vice-chairman of the competition committee.

Special thanks also go to the other partners of the competition, especially Skoda Auto, whose representative introduced the students to the new Skoda Enyaq electric car at the event, and Gordic, CETIN, DataSpring, Flowmon Networks and others.

The overall winner and the winner of the secondary-school category was Jan Kucera, Secondary Vocational School Brezova, who scored 515 points. Adam Ivora, Masaryk University, Brno, won the category of students over the age of 20, earning 501 points. In the junior category of students under the age of 15, Anna Jungmannova, Doctrina Elementary School, Liberec, won the award with 205 points, while she also won in the best girl category. Lucie Hruskova, Smichov Secondary Industrial School and Grammar School in Prague, received the award for the best write-up.

The ceremonial announcement also launched the Summer School of Cyber Security, which 19 students of all ages attended. The program of the summer school was prepared by the Centre for Cyber Security, z.ú. (KYBERCENTRUM) in cooperation with KYPO of Masaryk University in Brno, the University of Defence, the Cybernetic and Information Warfare Command (VEKYSIO) and other state, academic and nonprofit organizations. The summer school includes a program aimed at deepening students' knowledge and gaining new experience in teamwork. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and get acquainted with the partners of the competition, their potential future employers.

More information at www.kybersoutez.cz.

Event Photographs:

At the July award ceremony, Tomas Pribyl, chapter vice president and CEO pf Corpus Solutions, general competition partner; Lubos Fendrych, head of the National Cyber and Information Security Agency; Anna Jungmannova, junior category winner; Brig. Gen. Lenka Smerdova, Czech Armed Forces, pose for a photo.
At the July award ceremony, Tomas Pribyl, chapter vice president and CEO pf Corpus Solutions, general competition partner; Lubos Fendrych, head of the National Cyber and Information Security Agency; Anna Jungmannova, junior category winner; Brig. Gen. Lenka Smerdova, Czech Armed Forces, pose for a photo.
(from l-r) Pribyl, Fendrych, Jan Kucera, high school category winner, Gen. Smerdova, pause for a photo opportunity at the July award ceremony.
(from l-r) Pribyl, Fendrych, Jan Kucera, high school category winner, Gen. Smerdova, pause for a photo opportunity at the July award ceremony.
Students and winners of the fifth edition of the Czech National Cyber Security Competition pose for a photo with a Skoda Enyaq iV in July. Skoda Auto is one of two general partners of the national competition.
Students and winners of the fifth edition of the Czech National Cyber Security Competition pose for a photo with a Skoda Enyaq iV in July. Skoda Auto is one of two general partners of the national competition.

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