Cyber Security Rumble

After a tough qualifiers round, 12 teams made it to the finals and will meet in Bonn on March 29th & 30th, 2019

About the event Finals Agenda

About the Event

A Cyber Security Contest for German Students

In Germany, just like in the rest of the world, cyber security has become a strategic priority for organizations across all sectors. In this context, training and hiring young potential in the area of information security has become even more crucial than in the past.

In 2015, cyber security specialists initiated the first Cyber Security Challenge Belgium. They believed in raising awareness and interest of students that are about to complete their education through a country-wide challenge.

After 4 successful editions and each year growing keen interest from the industry, the event has become a not to miss event for students and industry professionals and now launches a new initiative in Germany together with Bonn University and in collaboration with SANS Institute – the Cyber Security Rumble.


March 13th - 14th, 2019
Registered teams in Belgium and Germany are invited to solve challenges on an online platform, over a duration of two days. The 12 top German teams are invited to the finals that will take place in the lectures hall in the middle of the Poppelsdorf campus of the Bonn University.


March 29th - 30th, 2019
Qualified teams must solve new, more complex challenges during 2 days. Train tickets to Bonn and back to their home town will be organized for the top 12 German teams. Hotel accomodation and meals are also offered to the participating teams during the 2 days of the final round..

The Audience

Audience targeted consists of students from German academic institutions, studying either for a bachelor or a master degree with a focus on information technology. Detailed knowledge of IT Security is not required to join


The top German teams and Belgian teams will also compete during the finals on a shared leaderboard. Which country will score best?

  • A trip to the security conference Def Con 27 in Las Vegas for the entire winning team
  • SANS EMEA Security Trainings
  • Qualification to the HITB CTF in Dubai incl. flights und accomodation
Prize sponsors

Finals agenda

General schedule of the finals taking place on the Poppelsdorf campus in Bonn on March 29th & 30th, 2019.
Day 0 - The Arrival March 28th, 2019
Students arrive in Bonn Cyber Security Rumble organizes the trip to Bonn for the top 12 teams. The students stay overnight at the Ibis Hotel in Bonn and get some rest before the Rumble finals.
Day 1 - The Turn March 29th, 2019
Registration A shuttle brings the teams to the venue for registration
Welcome speech The Cyber Security Rumble team presents the agenda of the 2-day competition
Sponsor challenges - part 1 Each team participates in turn to the 25-minute sponsor challenges
Lunch A must-needed break after a demanding morning
Online CTF - part 1 The 12 teams battle on the 4-hour 1st part of the online Capture the Flag competition
Dinner and Party A shuttle will bring the teams back to the hotel from 20:30 onwards
Day 2 - The River March 30th, 2019
Shuttle to the venue A shuttle brings the teams to the venue for the second day of the rumble
Sponsor challenges - part 2 Each team participates in turn to the second round of 25-minute sponsor challenges
Lunch A lunch break before the last straight line
Online CTF - part 2 The 12 teams battle on the 4-hour 2nd part of the online Capture the Flag competition
Prize Ceremony The best teams will receive their prizes and enjoy the taste of victory
Travel back The students travel back home after 2 long and intensive days

Endenicher Allee 19 C, 53115 Bonn

Partnering with Cyber Security Rumble as a sponsor Interested in getting in contact with the future top cyber security experts in Germany? You can download our sponsor brochure and watch the testimonial of the partners of the last edition of Cyber Security Challenge Belgium Watch the video of CSC Belgium 2018

Main sponsors

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