Cyber Security Challenge UK is sending a team of young talents to take part in the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC). The competition will be held in Malaga, Spain this October.
Team UK is made up of ten participants; the junior team, aged 14-20 years and the senior team, aged 21-25 years. The team were chosen thanks to their outstanding aptitude for codebreaking, social engineering, network security and digital forensics.
To secure their places on the team, these individuals took part in the Roke Face-to-Face in July, where they competed against dozens of other contestants to secure their place representing their country in Malaga. They have been training hard ever since, supported by Team Coach, Tim, from BAE Systems. Find out all about each team member and their cyber security journeys below.
The competition brings together teams from 15 countries, which this year include: Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and, of course, the UK.
Three days of intense competitions task competitors with deciphering complex codes, analysing computer networks and conducting a full investigations into security scenarios organisations face on a day-to-day basis; simulating real-word incidents.