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The First Cyprus penetration testing competition is an exciting opportunity for anyone into information security. Through the event we aim to raise awareness about information security, exchange knowledge and experiences, meet people and reward contestants that proof their skills through an amazing competition.

Get trained

We have several invited talks in our track from leaders in their area. We will share experiences, knowhow and lessons learned.

Show your skills

We believe in you! We know that Cyprus has some highly skilled pentesters so here is your chance to prove it!

Win prizes

Thanks to our sponsors we have exciting prizes to offer!

1st Winner

  • 500€ Check sponsored by Circles
  • A complementary registration to the CyberCrime Security Forum 2015 (to be held in Nicosia), 500€ worth, sponsored by Computrain
  • Partial scholarship for MSc Cybersecurity, sponsored by UCLan Cyprus

2nd Winner

  • 500€ Check, sponsored by the Cyprus Digital Champion Office
  • Partial scholarship for MSc Cybersecurity, sponsored by UCLan Cyprus

3rd Winner

  • 300€ Check, sponsored by the Cyprus Computer Society
  • Partial scholarship for MSc Cybersecurity, sponsored by UCLan Cyprus

4th Winner

  • Partial scholarship for MSc Cybersecurity, sponsored by UCLan Cyprus


The 1st Cyprus Penetration Testing competition will take place on Saturday, 19th of September 2015 and will include

  • 09:00 - 10:00


    Bring your tickets with you so we can prepare the certificates of attendance in advance.

  • 10:00 - 11:00

    Welcome & Raising Awareness

    10:00 - 10:05 Welcome to UClan Cyprus

    10:05 - 10:15 Welcome on behalf of the organizers Prof. Andreas Pitsillides Prof. Andreas Pitsillides

    10:15 - 10:25 Welcome on behalf of the Digital Champion Office

    Dr. Stelios Himonas Dr. Stelios Himonas

    10:25 - 10:35 Welcome on behalf of the Cyprus Computer Society

    Andreas Loutsios Andreas Loutsios

    10:35 - 10:45 The vision for the Cyprus Penetration Testing Competition

    Konstantinos Kakousis Konstantinos Kakousis, Circles

    10:45 - 11:00 Cybersecurity – Current Threat Landscape and Related Cyprus Incidents

    Stelios Stylianou Stelios Stylianou, KPMG
  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Coffee break

    Get to know each other or meet old friends over coffee.

  • 11:30 - 12:30


    11:30 - 12:00 Introduction to Code Breaking

    Theodosis Mourouzis Dr. Theodosis Mourouzis

    12:00 - 12:15 SQL Injection Techniques

    Demetris Papapetrou Demetris Papapetrou

    12:15 - 12:30 Steps to Successful Penetration Testing

    Eliana Stavrou Dr. Eliana Stavrou & Savvas Constantinou Savvas Constantinou
  • 12:30 - 13:30

    Lunch break

    Enjoy your lunch and get ready for the big challenge..

  • 13:30 - 14:00


    Get ready for the challenge! Take your seat and choose a workstation..

  • 14:00 - 16:00


    The Secret Bot Agent Mobby will take you through a pentest session. You have two hours to get to the bad guys..

  • 16:00 - 16:30

    Competition Review & Awards ceremony

    We will provide certificates of attendance to everyone and certificates of accomplishment to those that will make it through the challenge and of course our big prizes!

  • See you
    Next Year!


The event is co-organized by Uclan University, University of Cyprus and CS Circles Solutions LTD.


UCLan Cyprus


University of Cyprus


CS Circles Solutions Limited


The first Cyprus Penetration testing competition would not be possible if it was not for the generous support of our sponsors.