The IT industry is suffering from a severe lack of skiled people. The security sector is probably one of the worst affected parts of it. Everyday more and more systems are brought online and the demand for digital services and goods increase faster than we can keep up with. We also connect more and more critical infrastructure and sensitive services to the internet. The shortage on IT security skills could become a real problem in the future and some say it already is.
With this in mind, Midnight Sun together with the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency have chosen to focus part of the competition on students. The goal is to spread awareness, motivate and interest students and in the long run create an environment where more people choose to venture into the great world of IT security equipped with the proper tools to do so and contribute to stability and resillience of our systems on both personal and societal level.
If you are a student or group of students from one of the Baltic Sea countries (SE, FI, EE, LT, LV, PL, DE, DK), we want you to gather your team and sign up for Midnight Sun CTF. The qualifiers run for 24 hours starting April 5th 18:00 CEST.
The competition is a fun way to test and develop your skills within IT security and there are both easier and more difficult challenges from a broad range of topics so everyone should be able to both find something fitting their interests but also discover something new. The seven best teams from the student category are invited to the on-site finals at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH in Stockholm, Sweden in June. To read more about the rules and limits on team composition, visit the competition page. To register your team, go to the registration page.