Estonia Pre-Qualifier Round 2023 & Virtual Bootcamp

September 9th-10th, 2023 ONLINE

About the event

For the fourth year in a row, CTF Tech is organizing a series of cyber hacking events aimed at young people aged 15-24.

The main goal is to make young people more cyber-savvy by providing them with knowledge in the cybersecurity field through practical cyber courses. We also aim to introduce how working in the cyber world looks like and what are the relevant skills and knowledge required. Cybersecurity is important everywhere!

Real-life situations are used in the regional pre-qualifier rounds and the final competition. For example, a situation where the city government needs help because malware has entered their server, paralyzing all the city’s systems from street lighting, pedestrian crossings, and bicycle lanes. Or the traffic control tower needs assistance as they have been hit by a redemption claim and all data is encrypted.

Our goal is to introduce work in the cyber world and the relevant skills and knowledge required. Cyber security is important everywhere!

There are not enough good guys in the field. Get involved and become a cyber-savvy youngster!

Virtual bootcamp

– Virtual bootcamp by cyber experts for Estonian teams will be 9.09-10.09. Both days from 11am till 4.00pm (Estonian time). Bootcamps are followed by self learning materials. Best teams will be selected during Estonia Pre-Qualifier Round October 7th.
– Final competition for the best teams takes place on November 11 in Tartu, Estonia.

Registration is closed! See you at 2024!

Part I: self-study cyber course

The series of events consists of three parts

Aimed at young people who are interested in the cyber world but have no previous exposure or experience in the field.

During the self-study cyber course, our cybersecurity experts will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills to work in the cyber world using a fun learning environment.

Acquire basic knowledge on the following topics: Linux Basics, Port Scanning, DNS (Name Server) and Web Server Listing, Brute-Forcing, Metasploit, Cyber Security and Cyber Wisdom, Steganography, Cryptography, Web Vulnerabilities, Security Vulnerabilities.

You will gain an insight into the minds of hackers.

Part II: regional pre-qualifier round

The pre-qualifier round is aimed at young people who have previously completed self-study or already have the necessary skills.

The regional pre-qualifier round will take place virtually on 7 October 2023. You can participate on your own computer without leaving the house.

You can join as a team, or if you don’t have one, just send us an email at, and we’ll help you find a team. Registration ends 2 October 2023.

Based on the results, we will get to know, who will represent their region in the final competition that will take place on 11 November 2023in Tartu.

Special offer for girls’ teams. You can solve the same tasks but compete against other girls’ teams. So, register!

Part III: final competition

The final competition of the Cyber Battle of Nordic-Baltic 2023 is similar to the superstar competition – we are looking for the next cyber superstars. Up to 100 young cyber-stars will compete in teams of three to five, from which the best team will be determined.

In addition, competitors from abroad will virtually take part in the competition. They are all competing for the same goal of solving cyber challenges and becoming cyber superstars.

In addition, competitors from abroad will virtually take part in the competition. They are all competing for the same goal of solving cyber challenges and becoming cyber superstars.

And thats not it. Girls’ teams can compete with other girls’ teams and have their own category. The best girls’ team will be awarded also!

The final competition will take place on 11 November 2023 in the sports building of the University of Tartu (Ujula 4, Tartu).