Northrop Unveils 2018 CyberCenturion Competition Winners in UK

Northrop Grumman has announced the winners of the 2018 CyberCenturion competition that featured 10 teams of U.K. students aged 12 to 18 years old.

The company said Monday a team from St. George’s School in Birmingham won the national finals, which were held at the Institute of Engineering and Technology in London.

Northrop named St. Paul’s School and Frome College as runners-up and the company also picked winners for all-male, all-female, mixed and cadet team categories.

The overall winners were awarded a visit to Northrop’s U.S.-based facilities and all winning teams were given trophies, medals and the opportunity to connect with cybersecurity professionals.

The finals involved a scenario that required competitors to identify and address network vulnerabilities as well as defend systems against cyber attacks.

Northrop facilitated CyberCenturion in partnership with Cyber Security Challenge U.K., a nationwide program that seeks to expand U.K.’s cyber talent pool.

The 2018 CyberCenturion represents the fourth consecutive year of the contest, which is the U.K. version of the CyberPatriot competition for U.S. students.

CyberPatriot was established by the Air Force Association and presented by Northrop as part of efforts to encourage students to pursue careers in cybersecurity or other fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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