UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

Fostering the next generation of cyber security professionals.

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 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.

Understanding technology, policy, strategy, law, international relations and every other aspect of national and organisational cyber incident response is key for teams to succeed.

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 Event will be held at the BT Tower in London on February 20th & 21st. Applications are now closed.

The UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge year starts in September and ends in February
The UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge year starts in September and ends in February
UK Cyber 9/12 consists of an application stage followed by 3 rounds with increasing time pressure
UK Cyber 9/12 consists of an application stage followed by 3 rounds with increasing time pressure

Support next year's competition and help build the next generation of cyber security professionals

Join our growing network of sponsors and partners helping us to foster the next generation of cyber security professionals.

Network with industry leaders and senior government representatives whilst joining us for the competition.

Give back to the community whilst gaining access to a brilliant pool of talented students that take part in the competition.

Students conversing with industry experts at the BT Tower
Students conversing with industry experts at the BT Tower

BT

Strategic Partner

Beazley

Gold Sponsor

Rapid7

Silver Sponsor

Global Cyber Alliance

Partner

SEIDEA

Partner

CREST

Partner

ISACA London Chapter

Partner

SASIG

Partner

Women in Cybersecurity

Partner

UKC3

Partner

Rant

Partner

BAE Systems

Platinum Sponsor

The LEGO Group

Corporate Sponsor

6Point6

Corporate Sponsor

Element

Corporate Sponsor

CyberWomen Groups CIC

Partner

Forensic Focus

Partner

Sponsors & Partners

https://www.fca.org.uk/https://www.fca.org.uk/

FCA

Silver Sponsor

Adarma

Silver Sponsor

NeuroCyber

Partner

CyberFirst

Partner