Cyber Security Challenge 2024 Kick-off

Welcome to the official kick-off for the SANReN Cyber Security Challenge (CSC) competition 2024!

Participation in the CSC competition follows three models:

  1. Course-Based, Voluntary: The Cyber Security Challenge is presented to the students during one of their lectures, and their participation is voluntary. Any student team can register and compete during one of the course-based qualification rounds.
  2. Course-Based, Compulsory: The Cyber Security Challenge is presented to the students during one of their lectures, and the qualification round replaces/supplements/(or bonus marks) a practical, during one of the course-based qualification rounds. The online round is marked by SANReN and the marks are forwarded to the corresponding lecturer.
  3. Open, Voluntary: The students self organise and compete during the open qualification round.

For this year’s CSC participants will have three opportunities to qualify for the CSC final which will take place between 25-29 November 2024.

The first course-based qualification round will take place between April to June and is intended for all South African universities who have Information Security or Cyber Security courses during the first semester of the year.

The second course-based qualification round will take place between July to September and is intended for all South African universities who have Information Security or Cyber Security courses during the second semester of the year.

The final open qualification round will take place the end of September 2024 and is intended for students who missed their initial qualification rounds or who only have security training later in the academic year.

Student teams following the Open, Voluntary model must be registered by end of August 2024.

During the qualifying rounds each team will compete against other teams within their university. The top eight or ten teams with the best results will be invited to represent their university in the CSC final.

To find out who your University’s mentor is, please follow this link

To view the rules of the CSC 2024 competition and determine eligibility to participate, please follow this link

For training material, please follow this link

To register to partake in CSC2024 competition, select the Register tab