In 2019, the National Cyber Awards® chose to support Cyber Security Challenge UK as a not-for-profit organisation, adding us to an impressive line-up of sponsors and supporters. The awards recognise innovation in the cyber security industry and those who protect us from cyber crime. We were thrilled to support the awards, and even more thrilled to attend the incredible black tie gala dinner in Cheltenham, home to GCHQ, for the announcement of this year’s winners on 10 April 2019.
Sneak a peek at the National Cyber Awards® 2019 winners.
Cyber security in school
As part of their ongoing support, the National Cyber Awards® presented us with a cheque for ￡500, which will help subsidise the delivery of our cyber programmes in schools in socio-economically deprived areas across the UK.
The aim of the games, careers fairs and challenges we organise both in schools and in partnership with other organisations is to demonstrate the exciting opportunities that come from choosing STEM subjects and a career in cyber, and to open up the industry to young people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Launched in 2019, Cyber Challenge in a Box is a half day immersive learning experience for KS2 and KS3 students that involves piecing together clues to solve a cyber security mission. As well as inspiring students to pick technical GCSE subjects by demonstrating exciting, practical real-world applicants, the challenge helps students understand the ethical and moral issues surrounding cyber and hacking.