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Irish Colleges Cyber-Security Challenge

The Irish Colleges Cyber-Security Challenge, aims to showcase and identify the best cyber-security students in the country. The event caters for all levels from complete IT beginners to experienced professional penetration testers. The focus of the event is fun and inclusiveness and we encourage everyone to come and experience this unique, enjoyable and challenging event.

With over 50 unique challenges on the day, we have tasks and activities to keep teams of all abilities entertained. Teams have to solve security related tasks from domains such as web security, network security, wireless and IoT security, cryptography, exploitation, reverse engineering, forensics, puzzles, trivia and much more. So if you enjoy solving challenges, coding, security, IT or just having fun then Zero Days colleges CTF is for you.

Event Theme

Each year we choose an event theme, that runs through all the challenges, and we strongly encourage teams to come in fancy dress and enjoy the party.

This year’s theme is ‘Cartoons!’

Event Details

  • When: Saturday 18th April, 2020
  • Where: Round Room,Mansion House, Dublin
  • Costs: 60 euro per team of 4
  • Entry includes: Challenges, lunch, fun and sponsored swag!
  • Win: Thousands in prizes!

Zero Days CTF

Zero Days CTF was launched in 2015; a national cyber-security competition aimed at students, university graduates and ICT professionals. This event has a clear mission: To find new and young cyber talents and encourage young people to pursue a career in cyber-security.

The success of our event can be seen in the ever-increasing number of participants: from 80 in 2015, to an estimated 300+ expected for this year’s competition, making it not only Ireland’s premier CTF competition, but one of the largest on-site CTFs globally and offering thousands in prizes!

Any Questions?

Zero Days CTF has a very unique, fun and welcoming atmosphere. It’s designed to encourage everyone to have a go and just enjoy themselves. So if you’re wondering if you’re up for the challenge, we say just give it a go, you have nothing to lose.

On the day you’ll be surrounded by almost 300 other students and industry professionals as well as some of the top security firms in the country, happy to sponsor the event and eager to talk and encourage you.

If we still haven’t convinced you then then check out our FAQs or send us any queries and we’ll be happy to help.

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