Leonardo-UniGe CyberSecurity Scholarship Program

The Lenardo-Unige Cybersecurity Scholarship Program is a training program open to all students of the University of Genoa. It offers an innovative, hands-on training path that provides students with practical skills needed defend modern ICT infrastructures from cyber attacks. It consists of two phases:

  1. Hands-on training on selected topics in Cybersecurity

    • 7 hands-on training sessions on selected topics in Cybersecurity (cryptography, network security, binary analysis e web security

    • Capture-the-Flag (CTF) competition, a jeopardy-style CTF aimed at selecting 8 finalists who will access the next phase.

    • Advanced Cybersecurity Training

    • 3 hands-on training sessions on advanced Cybersecurity techniques and tools

    • Cyber Defence Exercise, where finalists will be asked to defend a virtual ICT infrastructure from attacks launched by a Red Team

The winners of the Advanced Cybersecurity Training will be awarded 4 scholarships.

The program is developed in the context of ZenHackAdemy, a collaborative project that aims to fill the gaps between traditional teaching in Cybersecurity (focused on transfering knowledge) with engaging, game-based techniques (focused on providing skills and competencies).


Hands-on Training

Nov 2 - Dec 9 2022

Cryptography - Network Security -
Security Protocols - Web Security -
Binary Analysis

CTF Rehearsal

Dec 19 2022

CTF Contest

Jan 17 2023

Presentation of the Leonardo-UniGe Scholarship Program

Jan 28 2023

Advanced Security Training

Jan 13-27 2023

Cyber Defense Simulation

Mar 3 2023

Awards Ceremony

Apr 26 2023

UniGe: Computer Security Lab

The Computer Security Laboratory (CSec-Lab) is the research team of the Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering (DIBRIS) of the University of Genoa. The research activities span Application Security (Software, Web, and Mobile Security), Digital Identity, Cyber Ranges, IoT Security, Privacy, and Cybersecurity of Cyber-physical Systems.

Leonardo: Cyber Security Division

Leonardo is a leading Italian Aerospace, Defense and Security organisation with nearly 50,000 employees, active in 150 countries. Headquartered in Genoa, the Cyber ​​Security Division provides robust and bespoke solutions for organisations operating within highly regulated safety and mission critical environments, including professional communication networks, control rooms, secure digitalization of Public Administrations, smart mobility, cyber security systems and IT intelligence platforms. Contatti:

Form more information: cyberandsecurity@leonardocompany.com

Twitter: /LDO_CyberSec

Instagram /leonardo_company

Linkedin: /leonardo-security-&-information-systems


ZenHack is a Zena-based CTF & cybersecurity Team founded in 2017 by a group of students and researchers interested in cybersecurity. The team is located in Genoa (Genova in Italian), Italy, and is hosted by the Department of Informatics, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering (DIBRIS) of the University of Genoa.

The faculty point of contact is Alessandro Armando (Computer Security Laboratory).


The faculty point of contact is Alessandro Armando (mail - Computer Security Laboratory).

To get in touch with the ZenHack Team, please write to info@zenhack.team.

Previous Edition: 2020