2018

Air Traffic Control

Ever since scholars first began discussing the possibility of cyber war, worry has been centred on attacks to a nation’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). The inaugural UK Cyber 9/12 scenario focused on a false flag cyber attack against the UK Air Traffic Control (ATC) system, beginning with probing incidents at other European airports. In addition, suspicious activities on the financial markets were being observed…

The 2018 scenario challenged students to assess the imminence and severity of the threat to the UK, as well as respond to a live incident against UK airports. In addition, the teams were pressured to find the clues leading to the attribution of the attack, with recommendations on available response options.

black and white airplane flying over air traffic control during daytime
black and white airplane flying over air traffic control during daytime

Meet the Winners

First

Team CDT

Royal Holloway, University of London

Team CDT from Royal Holloway at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team CDT from Royal Holloway at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

Gallery

BT Tower before the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
BT Tower before the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
BT stage with winning team from Royal Holloway at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
BT stage with winning team from Royal Holloway at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Fred Kempe, Atlantic Council, at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Fred Kempe, Atlantic Council, at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
KPMG at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
KPMG at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge