Our Masterclass is the culmination of the year’s Competition Programme and is the mechanism for identifying the Cyber Security Challenge Champion for the year.

As the Face to Face (F2F) Competitions are played throughout the year, 42 talented individuals are invited to take part in the Masterclass Final. Once you qualify for a place in the Masterclass final you will then forfeit any further F2F Competitions in that year.

Our Masterclass Competition, held in November each year, provides unique opportunities for Contestants to show their skills in a simulated work environment. Contestants are asked to solve the sort of problems cyber security professionals encounter each and every day. They will be required to demonstrate technical, interpersonal and decision making skills. All Masterclass contestants receive prizes from the wide range offered by our Sponsors. There is often a lot of interest by the Press at our events. A new career may not be that far away, just ask our 2011 Champion Dan Summers, originally a postman but who now works for the IT Security Division of the Royal Mail Group just by shining through at the 1st Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass.

2017 Masterclass

The 2017 Masterclass took place in November. The competition was hosted by BT, in partnership with Airbus, Cisco and De Montfort University and supported by Checkpoint, Darktrace, Bank of England, the National Crime Agency and 4 Pump Court. You can read more about our winner and winning team here.

2018 Barclays Masterclass. The 2018 Masterclass will be held at Barclays HQ in the Docklands from Sunday 24th to Monday 26th of November, with our Awards Dinner being held on the evening of the 26th in Central London.

UPDATE: Our 2018 F2F programme is now complete, the following contestants have made it through from the Bank of England, NCC Group, NCA, and the recently held HMGCC & QinetiQ F2F’s: Alexander Seymour, Bekalu Terefe Zenebe, Ben Stickland, Callum Davies, Callum Fraser, Charlie Hosier, Christopher Williams, Connor McErlane, Daniel Milnes, Daniel McLaren, Danyal Shariff, David Betteridge, Edmund Ross, Edward Trist, Euan Ong, George Omnet, Giles Pearson, Gwion ap Rheinallt, Harry Barnes, James Hickie, Jessica Ingrey, Joseph Bunce, Joshua Hall, Kieran, Kinga Kieczkowska, Laura Collin, Lisa Wood, Logan King, Matthew Williams, Max Bradley Classen, Oliver Wright-Jones, Peter Campbell, Rhiannon Eason, Sam Leonard, Sam Wedgwood, Simon Gurney, Tiarnan Giles, Tom Brook, Tomasz Tomczyk, Tom Whiting,  Vivek Mehta, and Waldo Woch. 

Congratulations to them all and our sincerest thanks go out to all of the sponsors for putting on such an amazing programme of qualifiers and F2F’s this year!!

Watch this space for news of the 2019 programme coming soon….