NKSC challenge

National Cyber Security Centre joins MERIThON as challenge provider

National Cyber Security Centre under the Ministry of National Defence (NCSC) is the main Lithuanian cyber security institution. They are responsible for unified management of cyber incidents, monitoring and control of the implementation of cyber security requirements, accreditation of information resources. NCSC serves not only the governmental and enterprise needs but steps up to reach the whole society. Dedicated trainings are organized to educate the society and build personal and national cyber security hygiene.

National Cyber Security Centre steps further by proposing dedicated challenges to MERIThON event. The multiple hands-on trainings and contents they organize are dedicated to cyber security society. Taking into account the importance of cybersecurity, wider citizen involvement is needed. Therefore, the provided challenges are calling each of you to generate ideas on how existing technologies could be utilized to contribute to the cyber security area and its automation.

National Cyber Security Centre role in the MERIThON

Through this collaboration, the NCSC extends an open invitation to individuals from diverse backgrounds to contribute their expertise and creativity towards enhancing national cybersecurity. Whether you’re a seasoned cybersecurity professional, a tech enthusiast, or a budding innovator, your participation in the MERIThON holds immense potential in shaping the future landscape of national and international cybersecurity.

The challenge posed by the NCSC is based on several of many scenarios cyber security managers are facing. If organization has a lower maturity level and expertise in digital forensics, the accurate actions not only on the evidence analysis, but on suitable evidence collections is an issue is some cases. Therefore, a challenge from NCSC is proposed highlighting the gathering of digital evidence and executing digital forensics on it. Generated ideas how to automate the accurate evidence logging and sharing with experts could simplify the digital forensics task for SMEs. This would lead not only to increased SMEs security level, but would contribute to national cybersecurity score.

Moreover, the NCSC’s involvement in the MERIThON event underscores its commitment to fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing within the cybersecurity community. By creating a platform for dialogue and exchange of ideas, this partnership serves as a catalyst for driving collective action towards bolstering national cyber defence.

As we navigate an increasingly interconnected world, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. Every individual, organization, and institution have a stake in safeguarding our digital ecosystem. By embracing the challenge laid out by the NCSC at the MERIThON, participants not only will contribute to the advancement of cybersecurity but also reaffirm their dedication to the collective security of our nation.