Garage48 Cyber Security 2019

When 11-13 October, 2019

Where Physicum, Tartu, Estonia

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  • Technological advancements have flattened the world and brought people from across the globe together via the ever-growing cyberspace. Industry experts predict there will be 6 billion internet users by 2022 (75 percent of the projected world population of 8 billion). Cybercriminals smell blood now, not silicon :)

    In 2019 alone, around 3.6 billion devices that were connected to the internet were used for daily tasks. Data experts have analyzed this and have said that the internet of things will most likely increase and keep on doing so.

    In addition, cybercriminals are using more advanced and scalable tools to breach user privacy, and they are getting results. Two billion data records were compromised in 2017, and more than 4.5 billion records were breached in the first half of 2018 alone.

    Complementary cybersecurity and law enforcement capabilities are critical to safeguarding and securing cyberspace.

    PLEASE JOIN US for the Garage48 Cyber Security Hackathon from 11-13 of October @ University of Tartu, Institute of Physics!

    The main aim of the Garage48 Cyber Security hackathon is to find solutions to some of the recurring problems or come up with completely fresh approaches which would take the cybersecurity and IoT to the next level!

    Through intense brainstorming, different expertise and top-notch mentors, a lot can be done in 48h. What might be a daunting task alone, can be easily done together!

    WE ARE LOOKING FOR: data specialist, non-technical cybersecurity or data protection professionals, UI/UX designers, front-end developers, back-end developers, visionaries, experts, marketing gurus and passionate project managers!

    Join us for this weekend-long intensive development event where we will develop working prototypes in 48 hours! Prepare yourself for hacking, coding, designing, building, selling and thinking BIG! If you’re ready to create something crazy and innovative, then this is the event for you!

    *****The event is brought together by University of Tartu and Startup Estonia*****

    Friday, 11th of October

    17:30 - Check-in, snacks

    18:00 - Opening remarks

    18:30 - Presentation of ideas  

    20:00 - Team formation

    21:00 - Team work begins!

    Saturday, 12th of October

    09:00 - Coffee & breakfast

    10:00 - Checkpoint #1

    11:30 - "Security Risk Management in Intelligent Transportation Systems!" Raimundas Matulevicius, Professor of Software Systems at the University of Tartu

    12:00 - Mentors go around

    13:00 - Lunch

    14:00 - Development continues

    17:00 - Pitch training theory

    18:00 - Checkpoint #2

    19:00 - Dinner

    19:45 - Development continues

    Sunday, 13th of October

    09:00 - Coffee & breakfast

    10:00 - Checkpoint #3

    11:30 - Pitch drill #1

    13:00 - Lunch

    14:00 - Pitch drill #2 with demo

    17:00 - Coffee break with light snacks

    17:30 - Final event & LIVE stream

    20:00 - Winners & networking


    Garage48 Cyber Security is going to be amazing! 


    Positive attitude, an open mind and lots of energy! Also, everything you need for a rapid idea development: 

    • laptop
    • 3-5m power extension cord (as power might be on distance),
    • mobile phone
    • all chargers


    We will provide some floor room/ classrooms at the venue for accommodation - so take your mattress and sleeping bag with you. There's also a SAUNA, so you might want to get your sauna equipment (ok, a towel should be enough)!

    We'll start on Friday at 17:30 with opening doors. Please come on time, as the registration process might take some time - use it to get to know the crowd and to network. 


    Consider following key points:

    - Describe briefly your background (10 sec)

    - What is the name of the idea (5 sec)

    - What's the idea all about? What is the problem your idea solves? Target user count and description (30 sec)

    - Technical solution and if there is a revenue model (in case of non-profit idea, how the maintenance and further development costs will be covered?) (30 sec)

    - Minimum viable product and plan for 48 hours. Who do you need for the team? (20 sec)

    NB! Practice your pitch to your friends or family before you present! 90 seconds goes really fast!


    After pitching is over, we will put all the ideas on the wall. Every participant will choose their favorite idea and this is how teams will be formed. Usually, 14 to 16 best ideas will get enough interested people to get the "green light" for the implementation. The average team has about 4 to 7 people and the team should be "balanced" - covering all required roles like necessary engineers, a designer, and an expert in order to get the product/service ready in 48 hours! The minimum size for a team is 4 people and max is 8 people. If some ideas get too few people or not balanced teams (probably unable to build the product), the idea will be dumped. But don’t worry, just choose another idea/team to join.


    After forming the teams, organizers will give a room/space for every team for the weekend. You should start by dividing roles, setting the product vision, customer journey and start working right away.

    It is very important that you have a project manager (team lead) in the team - one of the tasks is to keep the focus of the team, one eye on the clock and the other on the team progress. 48 hours is really a short time.

    We are staying @ Institute of Physics in Tartu ( W. Ostwaldi tn 1). There will be room for each team to sit down, feel yourself comfortable and work hard :) 

    Like we said above - there will also be rooms for sleeping, showers and SAUNA. The venue is accessible for the whole 48h, so you actually don't have to leave! 


    We provide breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. So, you could focus on work and building your product. There will also be snacks available!


    We have arranged mentors to work with the teams throughout the weekend. Some of them are more technical, some more business savvy. Be open and ask for their advice and contacts.

    Please wear your name badge during the whole event, except when working with power tools and machines, this will help to encourage networking and gets you inside through security guards. Otherwise be open, get to know new people, share your ideas and give ideas/feedback to other teams.

    MOST IMPORTANT - have fun!



    The Mentors 

    Calum Cameron
    CEO of DP Innovation Labs and Edasi Labs
    David Chan
    CEO at Cyber startup, EiR at CyLon
    Romet Tagobert
    Senior Software Engineer at Twilio
    Maido Parv
    Senior Product Designer at Wise
    Alexander Nolte
    Associate Professor of Information Systems at the Institute of Computer Science of University of Tartu
    Abasi-Amefon Affia
    Cyber Security Engineer & Security Researcher
    Peeter Marvet
    Chief Poltergeist Officer at
    Madis Lehtmets
    Co-founder and CEO at Remato
    Helen Kokk
    Design Product Lead
    Margus Ernits
    CTO @ RangeForce
    Farid Singh
    Managing Director at CyberNorth SWG
    Josh Gold
    Research assistant at Citizen Lab at the Munk School, University of Toronto
    Martin Verrev
    Creative Engineer at Littlebit and lecturer at TalTech


    Liis Linn
    Project Manager at Garage48
    Marily Hendrikson
    Cyber Defence Project Lead at Startup Estonia
    Madis Raaper
    Cyber Security Coordinator @ University of Tartu
    Jaan Kotkas
    Volunteer at Garage48

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