BAE Systems,Â Cyber Security Challenge UK and Her Majestyâ€™s Government Communications Centre have partneredÂ to facilitateÂ a competition that challenged participants toÂ analyze a simulated attack onÂ aÂ fictional payment application site.
The national cyber forensics competition took place at BAE’s facilityÂ in LondonÂ and was judged by a group of assessorsÂ from BAE,Â HMGCC and various cybersecurity organizations thatÂ assessed candidates for potential employment with the host companies, BAE said Tuesday.
â€œTraining, real-life experience, education are just a few of the tools needed to develop and prepare future cyber security professionals and we are proud to be able to offer all of these through our partnership with Cyber Security Challenge UK,”Â saidÂ Chris Clinton, a BAE cybersecurity consultant.
“Working with HMGCC we have designed a scenario that pushed our contestants to the limits and tested all their abilities, helping them develop into the future cyber experts that the country needs,” Clinton added.
The competition’sÂ winning teamÂ comprised of Andy Snowball, Lisa and James Benson while Lisa, Michael Carr and Chris Bailey emerged as the top three highest scoring contestants out of the top 10Â Masterclass finalÂ qualifiers, according to BAE.
The challenge is the latest inÂ a series of competitions that Cyber Security Challenge UK hosted this year as part of effortsÂ to findÂ cyber talents throughout the country.
Forty-two candidates from previous competitions will headÂ to the Masterclass finals in November.