Hackathon Secure the Valley: Boosting Cybersecurity and Innovation with the Harpocrates Project
At the “Secure the Valley” Hackathon, a standout part was finding computer experts to study Twitter data for patterns and behaviors. Participants aimed to spot users who spread ordinary or misleading comments on the platform.
The Hackathon had its origins in a directive from the Cortes to the Government of Aragon, emphasizing cybersecurity. It took an exciting twist by partnering with two Horizon Europe projects. The Harpocrates Project, in collaboration with SARGA, the Government of Aragon, and S2, was a significant part of this initiative. Alongside it, the Decido project involved SARGA, the Government of Aragon, and Ibercivis.
This collaboration provided a unique opportunity to bring professionals together, fostering a culture of cybersecurity. Prizes ranging from 1000 to 400 Euros added an extra layer of motivation.
Notably, Ana Isabel Prieto from S2Grupo contributed to the event by providing datasets, including normal user activities and injected attacks. Participants were challenged to utilize Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence algorithms to detect these attacks.
Luis Burdalo from S2 Grupo, a cybersecurity consultancy, had a key role in organizing the event. The Hackathon was a result of collaboration with the Harpocrates Project, an initiative focused on data privacy in machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Though the event is over, we want to acknowledge the work accomplished and the connections formed. The “Secure the Valley” Hackathon, in collaboration with the Harpocrates Project, strengthened the commitment to cybersecurity and innovation.
Experience the highlights of the “Secure the Valley” Hackathon and watch the video to get an inside look at the exciting event: https://youtu.be/GgT5GrgppfE