Poland the 5th in ECSC 2022

The best was Denmark in front of Germany, France, Italy and Poland in ECSC 2022. 28 teams from Europe (17 in 2021) and 5 from outside participated in the contest. CERT Polska was responsible for taking care of the Polish team.

Since 2017, the European Cyber Security Contest (ECSC) has been organized by the European Cybersecurity Agency (ENISA). But a different European city hosted it each year. This year, it took place in Vienna on September 13-16.

Polish team

National teams consisted of 10 people: five aged up to 20 (Juniors) and five aged up to 25 (Seniors). The team participants from Poland were selected in the qualifying 2-day rounds in July this year. Their organizer was CERT Polska – an expert in computer security incident response team operating at the NASK National Research Institute.

In ECSC 2021 Poland took second place after Germany. In ECSC 2019 – 6th (the winner was Romania). And in ECSC 2018 – 4th (1st place – Germany). In 2020, the competition did not take place due to the pandemic.

About Poland in ECSC 2022

The competition lasted two days this year, just like a year ago. After the first day (HW Hacking & Escape the Box), the Polish team was second, behind France and ahead of Denmark and Italy. Unfortunately, on the second day, when the teams were fighting each other, attacking and defending the services in the simulated infrastructure (Attack / Defense CFT), it fell to the fifth. Detailed results are below:

  1. Denmark – 12 966 points,
  2. Germany – 11 251 points,
  3. France – 10 819 points,
  4. Italy – 10 686 points,
  5. Poland – 10 179 points,
  6. Sweden – 9 837 points.

The following representations took the following places: the Czech Republic, Romania, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Finland, Canada (unofficially), Estonia, the USA (unofficially), Spain, Iceland, Portugal, Cyprus, Norway, Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Malta, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Ireland, Israel (unofficial), Arab Emirates (unofficial), Serbia (unofficial), Slovenia and Croatia.

More information about the competition in Vienna can be found here.

About the succes of Poland in ECSC 2021 (a silver medal) you can read here.

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