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EY EMEIA Cyber Challenge

Two challenges. Two days. One winning team.

Have you ever wanted to step into the world of cyber crisis management? Are you a MSc or 3rd year BSc student and interested in cybersecurity? The EY Cyber Challenge 2019 offers you this unique chance!

This is the preliminary round of the EMEIA Cyber Challenge 2019. In the role of a Cybersecurity advisor, your team will be asked - under high time pressure - to assess the current security risks of an international bank. We will provide you with sufficient background information to make sure your analysis and given advise is professional and well argumented. Finally, you will present your advice to a selection of stakeholders of this international bank.

The challenge starts with a local contest in each participating EMEIA country. During this event we will select the winning team that will be representing your country at the finals in Amsterdam during the EMEIA Cyber Challenge on 21 September 2019.

Sign up for the local contest in your participating country as an individual student or with a team of students (max 5 people). If you are interested  in breaking into the world of cybersecurity, choose from the options below and sign up as soon as possible! We only have limited spots available.

Find information about the local event such as dates, agenda and contact persons on your country page!


Based on your submission we will select which teams and individuals can participate at the local country event for the first selection round.


We would like to invite the selected candidates and teams to the local office in your participating country. During the Crisis Simulation event we will select the winning team for the EMEIA Cyber Challenge that is hosted in Amsterdam.


We would like to invite the local winning teams to represent your country during our EMEIA Cyber Challenge in Amsterdam on 21 September 2019.

EY EMEIA Cyber Challenge

France and the Netherlands have already selected the teams that will be representing their country.

EY EMEIA Cyber Challenge The Netherlands

Watch the video report of the Dutch EY Cyber Challenge.


EY Student Cyber Warfare Game 2019 Paris

5 student teams confronted the reality of cyber risks through the Cyber Warfare Game in Paris.



Requirements for joining as a team:

  • Every team consists of 5 team members
  • Your team consists of students that are MSc or third year BSc students
  • All team members have to register individually and upload their CV. In addition, please add the name of the team you are joining
  • Provide a short introduction of your team

Requirements for joining as an individual:

  • You are registered at a university in a participating country
  • You are a MSc or third year BSc student
  • Upload your CV and provide a short introduction of yourself
  • We will compose a team for you

Participating countries

Click to find out more information per country.





Event date/location:

We have selected a winning team that will represent the Netherlands during the EMEIA Cyber Challenge.


EY - Helen Schedeler

Helen Schedeler
Senior Advisor Cybersecurity

EY - Solange van Heemstra

Solange van Heemstra
Senior Recruiter

Event date/location:

20 August 2019 / EY Luxembourg, 35E Avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg

Registration open until:

31 July 2019.
Please register here.


Start: 12:00h (Arrival of participants)
End: 18:00h (followed by cocktail hour)


EY - Thomas Koch

Thomas Koch
Executive Director

EY - Sophie Weber

Sophie Weber
Recruitment Team

EY - Laura Fourlin

Laura Fourlin
Recruitment Team

Event date/location:


Registration open until:





EY - Patrick Pereira

Patrick Pereira

EY - Adrian Rogg

Adrian Rogg
Senior Manager

Event date/location:

We have selected a winning team that will represent France during the EMEIA Cyber Challenge.

Meet the team who will be representing France.


EY - Bastien Rizza

Bastien Rizza
Technology Risk

During the local challenge, you will be joining a half-day competition. After a welcome and a briefing of the Cyber challenge, you’ll work together with your team members (5 members in a team) as an external advisory company. Your team’s task will be to analyze the current risks a large operating bank is facing. Your skills will become visible by asking the right questions to obtain more information and by establishing a remediation strategy to minimize that bank’s exposal to those risks. The highest performing team of each local challenge will be invited to the final EMEIA Cyber war challenge!

Once all teams have been created and invited to the challenge, all teams will receive a briefing pack that includes necessary topics to research.


Wednesday, 8 May 2019





Introduction and briefing


Start Cyber war challenge


Presentations, announcement of the winning team

17:00 – 18:00

Closing and drinks


Cross Towers, Antonio Vivaldistraat 150, 1083HP, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

EY Asia-Pacific Cyber Challenge

EY Cyber Asia Case Competition

The equivalent of this challenge, the EY Cyber Asia Case Competition, has been played in Hong Kong. View the impression of that challenge in this video:



The winners of all local Cyber challenges will receive an invitation for the EMEIA Cyber challenge 2019 in Amsterdam. During this completely arranged event, your team will be offered the chance to become the EMEIA Cyber challenge 2019 champions!


How many teams will be competing?

10 teams will be selected to compete in the local Cyber game in the Netherlands.

What if I want to enroll a team that consists of only 3 or 4 people?

This is no problem, because these teams will be completed with individuals.

I am an international student, can I participate in the challenge?

Yes, as long as you are registered as student of a particular Dutch university.

I am an exchange student, can I participate in the challenge?

Yes, as long as you are registered as student of a particular Dutch university.

Are there any restrictions on study type for attending the challenge?

No. We encourage students from all studies to enter.

If I have any other questions, whom do I contact?

Please contact: Nelleke Mensink or Rudrani Djwalapersad.

Contactpersons EMEIA Cyber Challenge 2019

EY - Tony de Bos

Tony de Bos
Partner FSO Cybersecurity

EY - Rudrani Djwalapersad

Rudrani Djwalapersad
Senior Manager Cybersecurity

For country specific questions please go to your country page for the local contact details.


EY has the right at their sole discretion to determine whether a participating team is eligible for the event. A participant’s entry (including, without limitation, content submitted in connection therewith) that (a) are in violation of third-party rights or law regulation (b) use inappropriate or explicit language or images, or display content at EY otherwise finds objectionable, may be disqualified at the sole discretion of EY.