BAE Systems, Cyber Security Challenge UK and Her Majesty's Government Communications Centre have partnered to facilitate a competition that challenged participants to analyze a simulated attack on a fictional payment application site.
The national cyber forensics competition took place at BAE’s facility in London and was judged by a group of assessors from BAE, HMGCC and various cybersecurity organizations that assessed candidates for potential employment with the host companies, BAE said Tuesday.
“Training, real-life experience, education are just a few of the tools needed to develop and prepare future cyber security professionals and we are proud to be able to offer all of these through our partnership with Cyber Security Challenge UK,” said Chris Clinton, a BAE cybersecurity consultant.
“Working with HMGCC we have designed a scenario that pushed our contestants to the limits and tested all their abilities, helping them develop into the future cyber experts that the country needs,” Clinton added.
The competition’s winning team comprised of Andy Snowball, Lisa and James Benson while Lisa, Michael Carr and Chris Bailey emerged as the top three highest scoring contestants out of the top 10 Masterclass final qualifiers, according to BAE.
The challenge is the latest in a series of competitions that Cyber Security Challenge UK hosted this year as part of efforts to find cyber talents throughout the country.
Forty-two candidates from previous competitions will head to the Masterclass finals in November.