CyberCenturion

Are you aged 12-18 and enjoy puzzles, code breaking and cyber? Then our CyberCenturion competition could be just the thing for you.

Over the past two years we have seen over 200 teams compete from across the UK and Overseas Territories, but we’d love to see more!

What is CyberCenturion?

CyberCenturion is a competition that is led by Northrop Grumman, in partnership with Cyber Security Challenge UK and mirrors the US CyberPatriot competition. It is open to anyone with an interest in cyber, defence, puzzles and code breaking.

To take part, all you need is a team (which must meet our rules below) and to register to play.

Team rules

CyberCenturion is a fun competition that brings together people from all different backgrounds and with all sorts of skills. There are a few rules about teams:

  • The competition is played by teams of four, with an optional reserve player
  • Each team must include a responsible adult (over 18) as the contact between the organisers and the participants
  • Every team participant must be aged 12-18 years during the entirety of the competition (they will not turn 19 before 1st September 2019). If your team are competing in the junior track, they must be 14 or under until this date
  • CyberCenturion is closed to university teams, Cyber Security Challenge UK offers alternative competitions for university students, click here for more
  • The competition is open to anyone in the UK or overseas territories that meets the age requirements and has the correct team format (including leader)

Team tracks

To encourage further diversity in the competition we have a series of ‘tracks’ for CyberCenturion: girls only teams, boys only teams, mixed teams and cadet teams. We have also listened to feedback from previous competitors and have created two age-group tracks for the competition: 12-14-years old and 15-18-years old. The content for the younger track will be designed as more of a beginner level, making it easier for younger groups to take their first step into the competition.

Places in the final will be awarded to:

  • 12-14 category: one place for the top team of each category (girls, boys, mixed and cadets) and the highest scoring team from all tracks combined
  • 15-18 category: one place for the top team of each category (girls, boys, mixed and cadets) and the highest six scoring teams from all tracks combined

The National Finals of CyberCenturion will take place in March 2019 in London with all 15 teams battling it out for prizes and the accolade of CyberCenturion V Champion.

How does the competition work?

Each team must play a series of online qualifying rounds, which will challenge them to learn about networking, defence and cyber security. If the team scores higher than most of the other players and makes it to the leader board, then they will be invited to play in the National Final, a face-to-face competition which finds the ultimate champion team for the year.