2020

Mobile Telecoms

The markets surrounding global energy supplies and suppliers are fragile, with significant geopolitical factors at play as well as huge amounts of money. Cyber threat actors utilising Organised Criminal Group (OCG) infrastructure exploit vulnerabilities in the mobile telecom infrastructure, in a campaign to destabilise the energy markets by distributing fake news reports and deep fakes. By disrupting UK mobile data infrastructure, the threat actors were able to convince the world that a major oil leak with taking place, long enough to cause real-world market effects.

The 2020 scenario challenged student teams to determine the veracity of incident reports, respond to a deep compromise of UK telecom networks, and attribute, locate, and where possible, apprehend those responsible.

white and black satellite dish on top of white building
white and black satellite dish on top of white building

Meet the Winners

First

CyberSeals

University of Oxford

University of Oxford at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
University of Oxford at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Second

Talk Data To Me

Queen's University Belfast

Team from Queen's University Belfast at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from Queen's University Belfast at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Third

Everyday Cyber Force

Royal Holloway, University of London

Team from Royal Holloway at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from Royal Holloway at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

Gallery

Pete Cooper at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Pete Cooper at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Dinner at Lancaster House for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Dinner at Lancaster House for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Students at the top of the BT Tower for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Students at the top of the BT Tower for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Playing with hardware at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Playing with hardware at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Dinner speech at Lancaster House for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Dinner speech at Lancaster House for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Panel discussion at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Panel discussion at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from Queen's University Belfast at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from Queen's University Belfast at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team at the BT Tower for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team at the BT Tower for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team at the BT Tower for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team at the BT Tower for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from the University of East Anglia having fun at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from the University of East Anglia having fun at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Pizza time at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Pizza time at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from the University of East Anglia for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from the University of East Anglia for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Tote bags for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Tote bags for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team rom Royal Holloway at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team rom Royal Holloway at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Lane-Fox at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Lane-Fox at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Competition round at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Competition round at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Prizegiving at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Prizegiving at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge