On Tuesday 26th April the 2016 CyberCenturion National Final competition took place at the National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park, home of the Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer.
Following months of gruelling qualifying rounds, ten teams from across the UK and Overseas Territories descended onto the Museum to take part in a face-to-face cyber challenge event.
The team were tasked to defend a fictitious, newly created Internet of Things (IoT) business which was vulnerable to cyber attacks. The scenario tasked contestants to analyse the company’s network and identify and remediate security flaws across different operating systems – much like those found in businesses across the country today.
The competition was tough and was closely battled all day by the ten teams. Overcoming obstacles and missions set by the CyberCenturion technical team, the teams were exhausted by the end of the day.
We are pleased to announce that the winners of the competition as G-Sec, our team from Bayside School in Gibraltar. The team includes Peter Zagura (18), Michael Cruz (17), Jared Cruz (18), Jan Azzopardi (21), Arron Baw (17), Abdullah Shuja (18), Louis Smalls (14) and team leader Stewart Harrison. Congratulations to you all!
G-Sec received a selection of prizes; from books for their school, to a unique piece print of a letter from Churchill, provided by National Archives, to lunch with the senior members of Northrop Grumman Corporation and Cyber Security Challenge UK, where they can learn more about careers in cyber security.