Applications are now closed for the 2024 competition.
Finalists will be announced in early January. The finals event will take place at the iconic BT Tower in London on February 20th & 21st.
The UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge is the only cross discipline cyber security student competition of its kind in the UK. Teams of four from UK universities take on the role of advisors to the Cabinet Office during an escalating cyber-attack against the UK.
Teams must develop an understanding of technology, policy, strategy, law, international relations and other aspects of national & organisational cyber incident response in order to be successful.
Through the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, students have the opportunity to connect with future employers across government and our commercial sponsors.
Our aim is to make cybersecurity accessible and inclusive to all through our initiative and we encourage Neurodivergent applicants.
The 2024 Finals will be held at the BT Tower in London on February 20th & 21st. We look forward to hopefully seeing you there!
In a fictional scenario, teams of four university students act as senior government advisors responding to an escalating cyber incident.
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The UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge is an annual competition designed to foster the next generation of cyber security professionals. Teams of four university students take on the role of senior government advisors responding to a complex and escalating cyber-attack with national and international ramifications.
Competing teams receive intelligence packs consisting of reports gathered from multiple sources. They must work together to analyse the report, developing an understanding of the technological, political and legal implications of the content. Then, they present their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges from government and industry.
This is a great opportunity for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students to develop practical skills in understanding and responding to a complex problem. Alongside the competition, our industry and government supporters run workshops and career sessions, providing invaluable insight into the cyber security sector.
The competition takes place at the BT Tower in London on February 20th & 21st 2024. Apply on our website (www.ukcyber912.co.uk/2024) before 11:59pm on the 15th of December 2023. Good luck!