Join us on our mission to encourage fresh talent into cyber security – we’re always looking for new partners to help expand our reach across the UK.
Cyber Security Challenge UK has recently started working with The Open University in 2021 through the development of the latest addition to our portfolio of activities, CyberAttack!
BAE Systems AI has been a long standing supporter, periodic sponsor and provider of assessors for Cyber Security Challenge UK, most recently in 2021 getting involved with the development of our latest training activity, CyberAttack!
Cyber Security Challenge UK is the official delivery partner for Rock Defenders, the first ever Gibraltar Cyber Challenge. Rock Defenders will launch in 2021 and engage over 1000 comprehensive students to equip them with the tools and skills to go on to compete in the likes of CyberCenturion.
Led by Stewart Harrison, Head of Physics at Bayside School Gibraltar, Rock Defenders has gained significant interest from sponsors including E&Y, HM Government Gibraltar, GibTelecom and Royal Gibraltar Police.
We are delighted to support Academy Trustee Stewart Harrison’s hard work and dedication to launch the Digital Skills Academy in Gibraltar. We’ve been lucky enough to call the students who represent the up and coming talent on the Rock part of the Challenge community over the years and will always be especially proud of their success. Stay tuned as we progress with plans to collaborate further to expand the portfolio of opportunities, activities and training courses available through this brand new online platform.
Secon Cyber is a leading cyber security company that provides a wide range of cyber security services and technologies to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions and governments. Cyber Security Challenge UK and Secon Cyber are working on articles about the cyber security skills shortage, and realistic ideas on how best to help make up the shortfall.
The Cyber Trust and The Challenge are mutually supportive in particular regarding creation and delivery of cyber security activities for school age children. The Trust, a charity, was founded in 2017 to help children and vulnerable people access the digital world safely and securely and at the same time enjoy the benefits of technology.
Check out SpeakOut! on Google Play and the App Store.
UK Cloud is a long standing supporter of The Challenge, in particular through providing secure infrastructure for several of our platforms as well as joining us at many of our events and activities.
CIISec is the UK’s leading chartered institute for professionals in cyber and information security. It has been close to The Challenge since the beginning (including the former organisation, The IISP), and many of our team, contestants and participants are members or aspire to be so at various levels. We cooperate on many of our activities, and draw on CIISec products such as their skills framework.
RangeForce works in support of The Challenge in providing a platform and people for a number of our events, games, competitions and other activities.
The Cyber Scheme is a not-for-profit organisation run by people with significant experience in business and the cyber security industry. The Cyber Scheme was set up with the approval of GCHQ/NCSC with a vision to provide a high quality platform for certification in a range of critical skills areas to support the UK’s National Cyber Security needs, digital resilience and economic wellbeing across the full spectrum of UK business, academia and the public sector. Collaboration with The Challenge is mutually supportive in terms of provision of a pipeline of talent for training and certification, recruitment and subsequent career choices.
The Pennine Kids is a business-led initiative aimed at ensuring children and young people are ‘employment-ready and money-wise’ which has extensive networks in schools and the cyber industry in the Yorkshire and Humberside regions. TPK is a new partnership for the Challenge and in 2020/21 our work together focusses on increasing participation in Cyber Centurion, Northrop Grumman’s flagship competition for secondary school students, to encourage students to benefit from regional opportunity in cyber and increase the level of inclusivity and diversity in the industry generally.
The Challenge has had a long and productive relationship with The University of Gloucester, who have hosted outreach events to encourage new talent into the cyber security industry. Current work with the Creative Computing team at Gloucester University is developing and expanding our successful online games suites. Jamie Stewart, who leads the work with the Challenge is passionate about programming, education and games development
The Challenge works with the National Crime Agency (NCA) focusses on ensuring that emerging cyber talent understands the ethical and legal environment they operate in. Our work developing and supporting the Intervention programme, the original Matrix Challenge and the recent NCA Summer Cyber programme helps to promote the benefits of good cyber choices
BT has been a supporter since the Challenge was founded in 2010, and continues to be a good friend donating time, resources and expertise to our outreach programmes
Northrop Grumman is committed to building tomorrow’s cyber workforce through advanced cyber education, developing a Cyber Research Consortium with leading UK universities and offering its own Cyber Academy worldwide. Northrop Grumman is a member of CyberFirst and CyberInvest, and leads CyberCenturion, the cyber defence competition for 12-18 year olds.
Cyber Security Challenge UK is the official delivery partner for CyberCenturion, the sister competition to the US CyberPatriot competition run by the Air Force Association. In 2020, CyberPatriot celebrated its 10th year and this year will be the seventh edition of CyberCenturion. The competition is open to residents in the UK and British Overseas Territories who meet the age criteria. Team leaders must be over 18, can lead up to five teams, and each team must consist of four people with optional reserves.
exhale global is a strategic communications agency specialising in cyber security awareness, as well as marketing and brand strategy for businesses in the cyber security industry across Europe. On a mission to improve diversity in cyber security, exhale global works with organisations and schools to encourage young talent into the industry, and runs immersive programmes designed to enable people to exist, survive and thrive in our highly connected world.
Cyber Security Challenge UK first engaged with exhale global to deliver Cyber:Recoded, the UK and Europe’s first cyber security careers event, and Hannah has since managed communications, marketing and PR for the Cyber Security Challenge UK brand, as well as CyberCenturion, Rock Defenders, plus a host of other local events and initiatives.
Naq Cyber provides tools and support for small businesses to boost their resilience against the very real threat of a data leak or a cyber attack and takes care of the necessary steps to ensure GDPR compliance. Naq is the cyber security and technical partner for Cyber Security Challenge UK.
Based at Plexal in London LORCA has created a cyber ecosystem that includes industry, cyber innovators, investors and academics aimed at making the UK a global leader in cybersecurity innovation. The Challenge collaboration with LORCA began when Plexal hosted the CyberCenturion V and VI Finals and has expanded to embrace their community in looking for innovative ways to support new talent into the industry. In 2020 this work is focused on raising awareness in East London to encourage new teams to compete in CyberCenturion VII.
A natural partner of the Challenge who describe themselves as ‘fast moving and game changing’, the Royal Signals are leaders in IT, Cyber and Telecommunications and in 2020 launched a new 13th Cyber division. Our work with them in cyber outreach will support students in understanding the opportunities open to them in the Royal Signals and the wider cyber industry.
The Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) have been close associates of The Challenge since the beginning. We have many common stakeholders, and participate jointly in a range of events, panels, and conferences, notably the first Neuro Diversity event at Shrivenham, and the associated report.
The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (the SASIG) is a networking forum for the cybersecurity industry that started in 2004, and has had a supportive relationship with Cyber Security Challenge UK and many of our other supporters and stakeholders ever since.
Get Safe Online (GSOL) and Cyber Security Challenge UK have been mutually supportive for many years, and many of our colleagues, sponsors and stakeholders share common interests. We are proud to support Get Safe Online and encourage you to take advantage of their fantastic online inventory of free resources and guidance.
Global CyberPeace Challenge is a journey to recognise and award talent and build solutions to some pressing problems that our society faces. The objective of the challenge is to both present technical challenges to identify talent, and to tap their innovative approach to solving critical real-world problems. Cyber Security Challenge UK first supported them in 2020 as part of a mutually beneficial outreach effort to promote online activities during the global Covid19 pandemic.
Cyber Pathways launched in 2018, providing a dedicated job board and EXPO for the cyber security community. We became a supporter and contributor to their online virtual careers fairs during the global Covid19 pandemic.
A long term partner of the Challenge, Bob’s Business is an innovative cyber security education company based in Barnsley. A founding member of the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster, Bob’s Business is led by the dynamic Melanie Oldham, a passionate advocate of cyber security education in schools, generously giving her time and support to our careers and competitions initiatives.
JimMakesGames is a long time collaborator with the Challenge, turning our cyber education games ideas into fantastically accessible and enjoyable materials. Totally professional and reliable JimMakesGames makes games development work a really enjoyable and rewarding experience.