The European Cyber Security Challenge is an initiative of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). This year the event took place from 9 to 11 October 2019 in the Romanian capital Bucharest. Here teams from twenty European countries competed with each other. The aim of the ECSC is to develop excellent cyber security skills within Europe by, among other things, promoting national cyber security challenges, promoting and raising awareness of cyber security. The challenges are mainly based on hard cyber security skills, but also on cooperation and other softer skills. Typical assignments are individual and group capture the flag challenges, while each team must also give a final presentation.
From the best teams of Challenge the Cyber, a team was put together to represent The Netherlands in Bucharest. In accordance with the European Cyber Security Challenge rules, the team consisted of five seniors (born between 1994 and 1998) and five juniors (born after 1998). The seniors came from the winning team "High Tech Hacking Touch" of Twente University. A sixth team member went along as a coach. The juniors came from the teams of The Hague and Fontys Universitites of Applied Science. Their teachers also went along as coaches.