Students participate in first ever virtual CyberCenturion National Finals demonstrate their cyber security skills are out of this world
- 15 teams of young people from across the UK, Isle of Man and Gibraltar met virtually to compete for the national title of CyberCenturion VII winners on Thursday 29 April.
- This year’s finalists represent an outstanding competition season in which more than ever took part virtually, demonstrating grit and determination against hundreds of technically-skilled students and cadets to secure their place.
- Hosted online for the first time ever, the specially developed Cyber Frontier game challenges competitors to address simulated cyber security risks targeting advanced and highly sensitive systems in the space industry.
30 April 2021, UK – Four students aged 17 and 18 representing Bristol, Bradford and Potters Bar have won first prize in this nationwide cyber security competition.
CyberCenturion is a competition open to students aged 12-18 in the UK and British Overseas Territories, giving secondary school pupils the opportunity to develop and test their cyber security skills through a series of simulated challenges designed to reflect real-world situations. Sponsored by Northrop Grumman and increasingly well-recognised by students and employers nationally, CyberCenturion represents one of the most inclusive and accessible programmes designed to engage and develop cyber talent.
At the first ever virtual edition of the National Finals on 29 April 2021, students were tasked with identifying potential vulnerabilities in the space engineering IT infrastructure of fictional company ‘New Gen’ in order to demonstrate their technical skills and win the competition.