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Over 500 University Students Take Part in the “1st National Cyberleague”

Over 500 University Students Take Part in the “1st National Cyberleague”

This past week, the final phase of the 1st National Cyberleague was held at the Civil Guard’s University Centre in Aranjuez, with Isdefe supporting this event as a sponsor.

This competition, organised by the Civil Guard, is intended to recruit cybersecurity talent. During the local phase, this event was held at 15 university campuses and involved more than 500 students.

This first edition of the National Cyberleague saw the following teams make it to the final phase: Snowflakes, from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Jarama, from the Universidad de Zaragoza; Dreamteam_upm, from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; and the winner, Hackit, from the Universidad de Granada.

The acting Interior Minister, Mr Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and the acting Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities, Mr Pedro Duque, were present for the start of the final phase, where they congratulated the Civil Guard for promoting this event.

As Grande-Marlaska said, "by blending youth and education with concepts such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and the internet, they are showing their knowledge of the present and their awareness of the future”, making the culture of cybersecurity “everyone’s business”.

In conjunction with the final phase of this 1st National Cyberleague, and as part of the event, the Civil Guard’s 2nd International Cyberintelligence Workshop also kicked off, under the motto “Artificial Intelligence as the evolution of the Cyberintelligence generation”, featuring notable international experts on the subject.