CYRENE Hackathon 2023

Change the future of Global Supply Chain Services!

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Face the challenge!

For 24 hours from the 16th  until the 17th of February 2023, you have the opportunity to dive into the world of supply chain cyber security and contribute to the solution of real-life challenges faced by organizations all over the world.

The CYRENE project organizes its 2nd Hackathon and is looking forward to hearing your ideas on the development of new algorithms and visualization tools that could be useful to the CYRENE components and architecture. Open-source software will be suggested for the scope and a repository will be provided for allowing file exchange between project partners and participants.

Registration is open until the 13th of February 2023!

In recent years, the malware industry has become a well-organized market involving large amounts of money. Well-funded, multi-player syndicates invest heavily in technologies and capabilities built to evade traditional protection, requiring anti-malware vendors to develop counter mechanisms for finding and deactivating them. In the meantime, they inflict real financial and emotional pain on users of computer systems.

One of the major challenges that anti-malware faces today is the vast amounts of data and files which need to be evaluated for potential malicious intent. For example, real-time detection anti-malware products are present on many computers worldwide. This generates tens of millions of monitoring data points to be analyzed as potential malware. One of the main reasons for these high volumes of different files is the fact that, in order to evade detection, malware authors introduce polymorphism to the malicious components. This means that malicious files belonging to the same malware “family”, with the same forms of malicious behavior, are constantly modified and/or obfuscated using various tactics, such that they look like many different files.

In order to be effective in analyzing and classifying such large amounts of files, we need to be able to group them into clusters and identify their respective families. In addition, such grouping criteria may be applied to new files encountered on computers in order to detect them as malicious and of a certain family.

For this challenge, the CYRENE Consortium proposes a dataset provided by Microsoft via the Kaggle website

Registration is open until the 13th of February 2023!

Hackathon Info Pack

Dates of Importance

Registrations Deadline

February 13, 2023

Hackathon Starts on

February 16, 2023

Hackathon ends on

February 17, 2023

Things to Know

Event Format: Online

Computer, Webcam, Microphone, Headphones and stable internet connection are needed during the full event - optional on-site elements at some CYRENE partner universities


The following skills are mandatory:

  • Programming in Python or any other language (e.g., JAVA, or equivalent)
  • Machine Learning & Data mining
  • Analytics (ML or DL) and Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity


Participation in the CYRENE Hackathon is completely free of charge!

9:00 – 9:30Hackathon Presentation[Name, Surname], CRF
9:30 – 10:00Technical description of datasets & tools[Name, Surname], [Partner Acronym]
10:00 – 10:15Q&A
10:30 Start of the CYRENE Hackathon 2022 (Duration 24hr)
10:30 End of the CYRENE Hackathon 2022
10:30 – 12:30Participants prepare presentations of the results produced
12:30 – 13:30Presentation of the hackathon results by Hackathon participants
13:30 – 14:00Final evaluation by project technical commission
14:00 – 14:30Awards

Open source tools linked with the Tasks

The participants are free to choose any tool they are familiar with. However, we propose some tools like those:

Why Should You Join?

  • To enlarge your network!
    Get to know other hackers AND organizations you may wanna be part of in the future!
  • To work on real-life challenges!
    Supply chains are part of almost every organization.
  • To improve your skills!
    Problem-solving, Creativity Programming, and more will be definitely needed.
  • To learn new things!
    Interaction with experts throughout the event
  • To…win?
    There will be a reward for the best ideas!
  • Have fun!
    We’ll do our best to entertain you and keep you sharp! 🙂

take part in this Hackathon


Register to the CYRENE 2nd Hackathon

Click on the button to the right


Project Coordinator: Sofoklis Efremidis
Institution: Maggioli SPA
Email: info{at}
Start: 1-10-2020
Duration: 36 months
Participating organisations: 14
Number of countries: 10



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