2019

Fuel Supplies

In post-Brexit UK, the resilience of domestic supply chains became the target of sustained hacktivist interest. Following the reveal of a technical exploit in fuel distribution, the markets were abuzz with talks of a potential US-UK energy alliance and uncertainty on the vulnerability of certain suppliers. Domestic unrest followed with the emergence of social media campaigns claiming an imminent fuel shortage in the UK, with pumps running dry due to panic buying.

In the 2019 scenario, student teams were challenged to respond to a concerted campaign of market manipulation, and fake news social media campaigns, designed to undermine the UK’s post-Brexit trade talks. In addition, students teams were required to contend with the possibility of using offensive cyber options in response, and present their recommendations.

white and black storage truck on gray asphalt road
white and black storage truck on gray asphalt road

Meet the Winners

First

CamPhishing

University of Cambridge

CamPhishing from the University of Cambridge at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
CamPhishing from the University of Cambridge at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Second

Strongest Linc 2.0

Queen's University Belfast

Second place at the 2019 UK Cyber 9/12 from Queen's University Belfast
Second place at the 2019 UK Cyber 9/12 from Queen's University Belfast
Third

Team Encryptonite

University of Glasgow

Team from the University of Glasgow at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from the University of Glasgow at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

Prize Winners

Best Written Brief: Security Lancaster. Lancaster University

Gallery

Students at the top of the BT Tower at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Students at the top of the BT Tower at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Students at the BT Tower for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Students at the BT Tower for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
A team meeting at the top of the BT Tower during the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
A team meeting at the top of the BT Tower during the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Barry Pavel, Atlantic Council, at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Barry Pavel, Atlantic Council, at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Notes from a team from Lancaster University at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Notes from a team from Lancaster University at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Student at the BT Tower, London, for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Student at the BT Tower, London, for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Views from the BT Tower during the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Views from the BT Tower during the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from the University of Glasgow at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from the University of Glasgow at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Career panel at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Career panel at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
A team from the University of Portsmouth at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
A team from the University of Portsmouth at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Lord Robertson, NATO, at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Lord Robertson, NATO, at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Dinner at Lancaster House during the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Dinner at Lancaster House during the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from the University of Cambridge at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from the University of Cambridge at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from the University of Manchester at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from the University of Manchester at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Pete Cooper at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Pete Cooper at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge