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University decision making simulation
University Decision Making Simulation

Do you like to investigate? Can you handle shaky situations?

Imagine that you are the protagonist of an American disaster movie. The region is being threatened by unknown hackers from cyberspace. The leadership of the country is asking you and your team to solve the mystery. Nothing is certain. Your mission is to help policy-makers along different paths by collecting clues and advising decisions. It’s not easy, because the situation can easily continue to escalate and leave cyberspace. One bad decision might cost human lives.

 

The registration deadline is 1st of October

Why participate?
  • Because you need real teamwork, just like in real life.
  • Your team can show you how you can handle the technical, legal, and administrative aspects of cybersecurity challenges complexly.
  • In addition to the prizes, a jury of internationally recognized professionals will provide you with advice you will never learn in schools.
  • You can meet companies and their representatives who may also be your future employers.
  • For V4 (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) & Western Balkans (​​Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo) the travel, accommodation, food and activities costs of the final events in Budapest will be covered by the organizers
What?

Cyex Camp’s University Decision Simulation (CTF+TTX) aims to provide a simulation environment in which students in higher education can learn about the technical and strategic challenges associated with cybersecurity, especially cyber incidents and try out related practical solutions. Cyex Camp contributes to the professional development of students and also serves as a forum for networking. Accordingly, participants will have the opportunity to meet other teams, mentors, jury members, and experts working in various parts of cybersecurity and other related fields.

The task of the competing teams is to develop solution proposals for different areas of cybersecurity (situation analysis, strategy development, incident management) based on a fictional scenario. In responding, teams need to consider the implications and contexts for the public and private sectors, even as they affect physical reality.

For who?

All countries are eligible to apply! Nevertheless, only V4 and Western Balkan countries finalists are financed to come to Budapest for the finals. The rest can join the final on their own costs.

You can apply as a team that consists of 3 students + 1 coach. There are no restrictions on the qualifications and experience of team members or the composition of the team. However, the organisers draw attention to the fact that in addition to the decision-making simulation during the competition, Capture the Flag (CTF) type Blue Team tasks must also be solved. Accordingly, it is recommended that at least one team member should be able to perform such tasks.

Each team must provide a team coach (preferably selected from the sending institutions). The coach cannot be a member of the team or any other team. Although the coach’s participation in the live round of the competition is not mandatory, their personal presence may be necessary for the team to receive all the help they need to perform successfully.

For applying the students need: Active status in higher education (Vocational Training, BSc, MSc, BA, MA, Ph.D.)

 

The task of the competing teams is to develop solution proposals for different areas of cybersecurity (situation analysis, strategy development, incident management) based on a fictional scenario. In responding, teams need to consider the implications and contexts for the public and private sectors, even as they affect physical reality.