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CADS though to CyberCenturion Competition Round 3

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August 16, 2018

Members of our Cyber Apprentice Development Scheme (CADS) have successfully graduated from the second round of the national CyberCenturion competition. Led by Northrop Grumman, in partnership with Cyber Security Challenge UK the competition encourages students aged 15-18 to start thinking strategically about networking, defence, and cyber security.

Two teams from 3SDL participated in the competition with one team scoring in the top 10% and the other in the top 15%. Both teams scored particularly well in problem solving, and their teamwork and leadership skills were noted. They move forward to the next round of the competition with a strong prospect of reaching the National Final: a face-to-face competition to be held in London in 2019.

Set up by 3SDL, in partnership with QinetiQ, CADS aims to encourage students from local schools to develop an interest in cyber security whilst also allowing students to gain understanding and practical experience in business operations. The students benefit from a variety of lessons and discussions with cyber security professionals, and gain hands on experience by way of workshops and direct challenge, including open source intelligence gathering, Kali Linux, website design and visits to the National Crime Agency in London.

To find more about the CyberCenturion competition, click here.

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