Cyber Challenge 9/12

Publicerad: 2018-10-01

The Swedish Defence University’s Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies (SEDU/CATS) and the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) invites to a policy-oriented cyber security competition.

The scenario focuses on a changed security environment for our region. General increased instability has led actors to more frequently use cyberattacks against critical infrastructure. This in turn will affect the political leadership, government authorities, financial institutions and media. Our democratic system, the national security and by extension, Sweden’s sovereignty, could thus be under threat.

What is the competition about? 
Based on this scenario, the Swedish Defence University/CATS and MSB are organising a cyber security competition aimed to treat security policy and emergency preparednessrelated information- and cyber security incidents on a national level.

This includes risk- and incident management, strategic communication, policy development, impact assessment, as integral parts in order to strengthen students' understanding of cyberrelated policy issues.

Who is the competition for? 
The competition is intended for those studying at an institution of higher education, including the Swedish Defence University. Students apply in teams of four (4). Each team must recruit a coach who is faculty employed at the team's own institution for higher education.

For the team to be successful, it is recommended that students have different study areas, background, and may be built over institutional boundaries.

The three teams given the best reviews by the competition judges will be offered 40 000 kr by MSB. The sum shall cover expenses related to travel, board and lodging in connection with participation in the Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. All expenses associated with the competition shall be reported against receipt. Teams accepting the compensation also enter into agreement to produce a report on lessons learned of this and the competition in Geneva.

When and where is the competition? 
Date: Thursday, 31 January 2019. 
Time: 09.00 – 17.00. 
Place: Swedish Defence University, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm

Registration and information: 
Please register no later than 12 Nov. 2018 by e-mail to:

The Cyber Challenge is free of charge. Refreshments and lunch are included. Please notify any food allergies.

There are a limited number of spots of a maximum 15 teams. A team may grant their spot as a team in favour of another team.

The teams will receive more information after registration.

For more information, please contact: 
Anna Djup +46-(0)8-553 427 83