The National Cybersecurity Challenge is a Capture-the-Flag (CTF) competition that is being held year after year.
This competition starts Saturday, 18th June 2022 and is set to end Saturday, 9th July 2022 – exactly three weeks for participants to delve deep into the 12 challenges that vary in nature and difficulty, hosted on the Hacking-Lab platform. These challenges which stem from domains such as web security, mobile security, crypto puzzles, reverse engineering, and forensics, are open to all Maltese nationals aged between 16 and 25 with an interest in cybersecurity.
Registrations are open until the end of the competition through the link mita.gov.mt/ncsc. All registrants must compete individually by solving as many challenges as they possibly can. The Hacking-Lab platform has made available a scoreboard which will collate ranks of the participants. The first three runners-up in this competition will be awarded vouchers ranging from €200 to €500.
The 20 best performing individuals from this competition will be chosen to attend online and onsite training by international cybersecurity experts. This year’s trainers for the training bootcamp are actual competitors in high ranked international CTFs. All this preparation will lead to the selection of the final 10 participants that will progress to represent Malta in the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) to be held in Vienna, Austria, this September.