This October the University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science, Garage48 and Startup Estonia organized a Cyber Security hackathon, which was attended by almost 100 developers, designers, experts, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts in order to create new cyber security solutions, for the benefit of humanity. Out of 17 pitched ideas 10 teams were formed. The winner was Pipedrive for CSOs.

Hackatons like the Cyber Security hackathon help promote local entrepreneurship, raise awareness about cybersecurity issues, bring students and professionals together and foster sustainable innovation. 

The University of Tartu is a leading centre of research and development in Estonia, with a strong focus on computer science including Cyber Security within in the Institute of Computer Science. R&D is conducted on different aspects of cyber security, with cryptography and information security being two main subject fields. 

We consider cyber security to be one of its priorities and hopes to make cyber security hackathons an annual event. Organizing cyber security hackathons helps to achieve these goals by creating new values in cyber security, coming up with new ideas and develop a specific product prototype.

Read more about the event at Garage48