Cyber Challenge 2024
The Swedish Defence University and the National Cyber Security Centre invites you to a policy-oriented cyber security competition, Thursday February 1, 2024.
The Swedish Defence University (SEDU) and the National Cyber Security Centre are organising a cybersecurity competition with the aim to engage students in security policy and emergency preparedness-related information- and cybersecurity incidents on a national level.
What is this competition about?
The competition will urge the teams to analyse a fictional scenario concerning a changed security environment in our region. Due to increased instability, various actors have deployed cyberattacks against critical infrastructure. This has in turn affected the political leadership, government agencies, financial institutions and media outlets. Our democratic system, the national security and by extension Sweden’s sovereignty could be under threat.
The team’s policy responses will include perspectives of risk- and incident management, strategic communication, policy development, and impact assessment in order to strengthen their understanding of cyber-related policy issues and problems.
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 employed at the team’s University. 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.
The three teams given the best scores by the competition judges are recommended to apply and participate in the international competition Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge 2024, organized by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). The National Cyber Security Centre will also give a special recognition to these top three teams in connection to the national competition.
Registration and information
Registration to Cyber Challenge 2024 is open until November 10, 2023:
Cyber Challenge is free of charge. Refreshments and lunch are included. Please notify any food allergies in the registration form.
There are a limited number of spaces of a maximum of 20 teams. SEDU reserves the right to choose participating teams if the number exceed 20 registered teams.
The teams will receive more information after registration deadline.