The severity of the climate change crisis has reached levels of sustained social unrest. With activist groups routinely disrupting critical transportation networks, a new form of threat actor was born, the first hacker collective dedicated to waging the world’s first climate change cyber war. The emergence is known, but with much mystery. How capable is this group? Who are their members? What type of actions can be expected from groups not pursuing mere financial gain?
The 2022 scenario challenge student teams to engage with the possibility of an indigenous cyber threat actor motivated by climate change. The narrative included a cyber attack on a major data centre, with a cascading effect across numerous UK supply chains to contend with, all of which carried national repercussions.
Meet the Winners
University College London
University of Glasgow
Royal Holloway University
Most Engaged Award: Wicked Cyber. Warwick University
Best Written Brief: Team Null. University of East Anglia & Bournemouth University
Best Oral Brief: The Remote Controllers. King's College London
Best Decision Document: Zettabyte. University of Southampton
Best Teamwork: CyberHive. University of Manchester