Summer School

ICSSA offers an international summer school opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students one week prior to the official conference at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. This year students receive an introduction to cyber security capture the flag (CTF) events. During the summer school, students will have an opportunity to hone their penetration testing skills with the guidance of a team of seasoned professors from the U.S., Austria, and South Korea.


  • Learn how to:
    • Play cyber security CTF events
    • Discover vulnerabilities and bugs
    • Exploit vulnerabilities
  • Compete in an on-site CTF event
  • Participate in lectures provided by internationally renowned experts
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring from experienced faculty members
  • Network in an international environment both with peers and professors
  • Network with industry partners and sponsors
  • Enjoy cultural events and the beautiful surroundings of St. Pölten, Austria



July 21 (Sunday) – 24 (Wednesday), 2019



  • Summer school tuition: To Be Announced
  • Student registration fee for the conference: To Be Announced



  • Housing: TBA



Day 1 (Sunday): Pre summer school meetup

Day 2 (Monday): CTF basics

Day 3 (Tuesday): Web- and application-security

Day 4 (Wednesday): CTF

Day 5 (Thursday): ICSSA 2019 Day 1

Day 5 (Friday): ICSSA 2019 Day 2


Social Events:

Day 1 (Sunday): Meetup (Games, get-together)

Day 2 (Monday): Vienna

Day 3 (Tuesday): Wachau

Day 4 (Wednesday): St. Pölten



Prof. Hyoungshick Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

Prof. Hae Young Lee, DuDu Information Technologies, Inc., South Korea

Prof. Syed Rizvi, Penn State Altoona, U.S.A.

Prof. Jungwoo Ryoo, Penn State Altoona, U.S.A.

Prof. Sebastian Schrittwieser, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Prof. Simon Tjoa, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria