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CADS take part in International Cyber Competition @Bletchley

Posted:
28 April 2015
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Young people in Worcestershire have taken part in the National finals of the International Cyber Centurion competition, at The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park, on Friday 21st April 2015. Cyber Centurion is the UK’s first team-based cyber security contest specifically designed to attract 12-18 year olds. Delivered in partnership with Cyber Security Challenge UK, the competition aims to engage talented young people with an interest in cyber as a way to address the national skills gap in STEM subjects.

Local companies 3SDL and QinetiQ support the development of a select group of students from local schools The Chase, Hanley Castle and Pershore High Schools each year to help improve their Cyber skills and interest in the growing industry. The team qualified for the finals having fought off stiff competition in the semi-finals from National schools and clubs, and joined 8 other schools for the Final – sponsored by Northrop Grumman at Bletchley Park last Friday. The teams were tasked with securing a business’s internal IT infrastructure as part of a series of challenges over 5 hours, they were judged on their problem solving, teamwork and leadership skills. The CADS were treated to a tour of Bletchley Park and the National Museum of Computing, which houses the oldest surviving original computer in the world, before the results were delivered to the anxious group. The Worcestershire CADS came a close second to King Edwards Grammar School Young Engineers, but had a wonderful day out and are eagerly anticipating participation at next year’s competition.

See the article in Worcester Evening News here.

Posted:
28 April 2015
Categories:
News