ITB Digital Forensics and Cyber Security students dominate at Ireland’s premier Cyber Security Challenge

winnersStudents from our Digital Forensics and Cyber Security degree programme were in impressive form at the recent 7th Cyber Security Challenge held as part of this year’s IRISSCERT’s annual Conference on Cybercrime.

The ITB teams held off some serious competition from other professional Irish and international teams as well as teams from other colleges, to eventually dominate the final leader-board securing the top four positions on the day. This was the second successive win at the event by ITB Digital Forensics and Cyber Security students and continues our excellent track record at the competition.

All of the winning team members are also active members of the college’s Ethical Hacker Society, who were well represented on the day. The goal of the Cyber Security Challenge is to identify Ireland’s top cyber security experts. The challenge sees teams competing against each other in a controlled environment to see who will be the first to exploit weaknesses in a number of systems and declare victory.

The purpose of the competition is to demonstrate how attackers gain access to vulnerable systems and how to prevent such attacks from impacting the networks. Congratulations to all the teams on their victories.