Estonian Team Takes Seventh Place in European Cyber Security Challenge Competition
The Estonian team came seventh out of 17 countries at the two-day European Cyber Security Challenge competition held in London. The competition was organised by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), Cyber Security Challenge UK, and telecommunications company BT Group plc.
The Estonian team consisted of the following cyber talents: team captain Artur Luik (TalTech/Skype/Microsoft), Heino Sass Hallik (TalTech/Devtailor), Tanel Peep (TalTech), Johannes Kadak (TalTech Tartu College/Tarkvent OÜ), Mark Vainomaa (Väike-Maarja High School), Martin Saar, Martin Širokov (UT), Rao Zvorovski (UT), Taavi Eomäe (UT), Jürgen Laks (UT). The Estonian team’s introductory video can be found here. The Estonian team was supported by coach Triin Muulmann (Kehtna Vocational Training Centre), observer Krista Mulenok (Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association) and organiser of the KüberNaaskel competition, Birgy Lorenz (TalTech).
The Estonian team’s participation in the ECSC competition was supported by the Ministry of Defence and the Estonian Internet Foundation, with contributions from the TUT Centre for Digital Forensics and Cyber Security. The ESCS is an initiative by several European countries aimed at involving cyber security talents across Europe and connecting young talents with excellent potential with cyber security companies.
Additional information about the competition is available from 17 October at www.ecsc.eu.
Between 1 October and 2 November, Gr. 4-9 pupils from schools all over Estonia were able to test themselves in the CyberNut survey on digital safety and cyber security, which was organised as part of the CyberOlympics project. There were 5,603 participants from the second school level (Gr. 4-6) and 3,955 students from the third school level (Gr. 7-9). The most active participants came from Tallinn and Harjumaa, Tartu and Tartumaa, Lääne-Virumaa and Saaremaa.
The electronic use of Estonian Mobile-ID was interrupted from 09:52 until 14:28 today. This may have cause problems with log-in to .ee's registrant and registrar portals and other e-services using Mobile-ID as well as digital signing and other certificate-related services.
Under the auspices of the European Cyber Security Month, the CyberNut (KüberPähkel) survey is carried out in Estonia among Grade 4 to 9 pupils under the leadership of TalTech and the Estonian Internet Foundation, and with the support of the Ministry of Defence. As part of the survey, students can challenge themselves in basic knowledge about digital safety and crypto puzzles.