About CTC

Challenge the Cyber ​​is a Capture The Flag competition for young Dutch cyber security talent. Cyber ​​security is of strategic importance for the Netherlands. With Challenge the Cyber ​​we want to tap into new and young cyber security talent, raise necessary cyber security skills (in line with the ENISA curriculum) to a higher level and inspire young people to pursue a career in cyber security.

Challenge the Cyber ​​started in 2019 as a competition between teams of Dutch cyber security educations. In 2020 the competition will be open to all 14 to 25-year-old cyber security talents. There is a junior competition for 14 to 20 year olds (year of birth 2000-2006) and a senior competition for 21 to 25 year olds (year of birth 1995-1999). During Challenge the Cyber, participants can qualify for the cyber security talent class. This is a multi-day training, in which they work on hard and soft skills, team building and personal leadership. This way, a larger group of talents is given the opportunity to follow additional training and to build a network. The ECSC team is selected from this talent class on the basis of complementary skills and social fit. This team may represent the Netherlands from 3 to 7 November 2020 at the European Cyber ​​Security Challenge in Vienna.

Dutch proficiency is required for participation in the talent class. Unfortunately, only talent class participants with Dutch nationality have a chance to be selected for the Dutch ECSC team.