CyberSpike is Estonian top cyber security competition for young talents in the ages of 14-24 years. The competition has a preliminary online round from where most outstanding contestants will be invited to the main competition. CyberSpike also acts as a qualifiction round for Estonian citizens for participating at the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) and other hacking challenges all over the world. Working language of the competition is English.
In 2019, the preliminary online round takes place 4th - 10th of March. The main competition is on 12th of June in TalTech IT College. The winners will be announced at TalTech CyberConference which will be held at the same time with the main competition in TalTech Mektory. The competition is organised by TalTech and conducted by Estonian Defence Forces Cyber Range.
CyberSpike is part of the cyber talent development programme CyberOlympic. CyberOlympic programme goals are to identify young talents in the cyber defence and offence field, implement proper training programme for young talents in the field, educate the wider audience to raise citizens' awareness of crime prevenion and possibilities to get educated, promote cyber security field education and career possibilities in Estonia, analyse possible shortcomings and shortcuts in cyber security awareness and training programmes, propose scientific solutions through gamification, analysing competences.
CyberOlympic is founded and supported by the Estonian Ministry of Defence.
More details about the competition and the programme: sites.google.com/view/kyberolympia/avaleht