Cyber Battle of Tartu 2020

Cyber Battle of Tartu 2020 was the first event of the series of cybersecurity training held in Estonia for 50 young heroes’ from high school, vocational school, and university students.

The event started with a pre-week crash course, for whom it was their first contact with Linux and ended with regional CTF held. The final competition was hosted by Karl-Erik Taukar.

Final round date

October 31st, 2020

Event location

University of Tartu, Delta building

Nr. of teams

17 teams

Type of the event

Capture the Flag

Events organized

Boot camp training
Pre-qualifier round
Final round

Game format


The CTF was not an average Jeopardy-style game, but an action story where the teams took the role of vigilant white hat hackers in a city that was under the attacks of an unknown adversary.

CTF’s storyboard

Teams had to put their skills into good use under heavy pressure, as the story escalated from attacks on school learning systems, CCTV cameras, and vending machines to the local hospital.

Challenge categories

Digital forensics
Packet capture analysis

Partners and sponsors

City of Tartu
Cybexer Technologies
Startup Estonia

Media coverage