Cyber Challenge

Cyber Challenge is the Swedish Defence Universitys cybersecurity competition for students. The aim is to engage students in security policy and emergency preparedness-related information- and cybersecurity incidents on a national level.

Read more about Cyber Challenge 2022 here.

About the competition

The competition will urge the teams to analyze a fictional scenario concerning a changed security environment in our region. The team’s policy responses will include perspectives of risk- and incident management, strategic communication, policy development, and impact assessment.

The three teams given the best scores by the competition judges gets to enter the international competition Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge in Geneva, Switzerland. Expenses related to travel, board and lodging is included.*

Who is the competition for?

The competition is intended for those studying at an institution of higher education. Students apply in teams of four (4). Each team must recruit a coach who is a faculty member at the team’s own institution for higher education. For the team to be successful, it is recommended that students have different academic backgrounds and build teams over institutional boundaries. Students from different universities are not allowed to form a team as each team must be comprised of students from the same university.

*Due to the ongoing pandemic, it is still uncertain whether the competition in Geneva will take place physically or not. If not, the three teams with the best score will be offered an alternative price that will be announced later on.

Cyber Challenge is free of charge and registration opens in the fall.