Steroids for hackers - Swiss Cyber Challenges 2017

Are you between 14 and 25 years old? Working with computers and networks is your passion and you are not (yet) a security professional? Then the European Cyber Security Challenge is for you! You have to solve security related tasks from domains such as web security, mobile security, crypto, reverse engineering, forensics and more. You have the chance to become a member of the Swiss national team competing against internatinonal teams from all over Europe! ECSC 2017 will take place in Málaga, Spain, 30 October - 3 November 2017. Meet other like-minded people. Make your passion your career.

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The schedule for 2017:

  • SCS Online Qualifying: May 1st 12:00h - July 30th 24:00h
  • CH-Final: Sursee, September 1st - September 3rd 2017
  • SCS Conference: KKL, October 18th 2017
  • ECSC Final: Málaga, Spain, October 30th - November 3rd 2017


  1. Between 14-20 years old?
    Register for the category JUNIOR
  2. Between 21-25 years old?
    Register for the category SENIOR

You need to Sign-Up a Hacking-Lab account and use one of the registration links above. On May 1st 2017, Hacking-Lab will provide the details of the first challenges. You won't see any tasks and challenges before the starting date. Please make yourself familiar with the Hacking-Lab framework, download the free Hacking-Lab LiveCD from

Who can participate?

  • If you are between 14 and 25 years old and having a permanent residence in Switzerland, you are allowed to become a member of the SWISS NATIONAL TEAM. It is not mandatory to have the Swiss citizenship, but you have to live and work in Switzerland.
  • If you are between 14 and 20 years old, you are probably a student at a Swiss Kantonsschule or Gymnasium or you are doing an apprentice in informatic, either as system engineer or software developer. You are allowed to participate!
  • If you are beetween 20 and 25 years old, you are probably a student at a Swiss university (ETH, EPFL) or Swiss university of Applied Sciences (FH). May you have finished your apprentice, military service and you are a regular worker as system, network or software engineer? You are allowed to participate as well!
  • You are allowed to participate as long as you don't have a master degree. You can participate if you have a Bachelor degree, that's fine.
  • Juniors must be born in 1997 or before. Seniors must be born in the range from 1992-1996.

Video European Cyber Security Challenge 2016 CTF Infrastructure

Video from Final 2015 in Switzerland

What is this all about?

Switzerland is seeking for cyber talents. It is very important for Switzerland and other European countries to find and support those talents. That's what all the European Cyber Security Challenge is about. It is a great opportunity to digg into the technical details of cyber security and meet other people with similar interests. Furthermore, you have the chance to exchange ideas with people from Spain, Romania, UK, Germany or Austria. More countries are joining this initiative. Swiss Cyber Storm is offering a platform for finding Swiss cyber talents aged 14 to 25 years and by making the cyber security topic more popular among them. Furthermore, we offer successful participants to become part of our Swiss Whitehatters Academy where they can participate in networking and continuing education events.


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