2022

Climate Change

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.

One World signage
One World signage

Meet the Winners

First

MI-Cy

University College London

Team MI-Cy
Team MI-Cy
Second

Team Meta-Quest

University of Glasgow

Team Meta-Quest
Team Meta-Quest
Third

Cyber Royale

Royal Holloway University

Cyber Royale
Cyber Royale

Prize Winners

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

Gallery

Team from Royal Holloway at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team from Royal Holloway at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
University of Manchester at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
University of Manchester at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
GCA at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
GCA at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Warwick University at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Warwick University at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team Meta-Quest in the final at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Team Meta-Quest in the final at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
BT Tower
BT Tower
View from the BT Tower
View from the BT Tower
UCL team at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
UCL team at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Royal Holloway at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Royal Holloway at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Warwick at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Warwick at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
BT Tower presentation for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
BT Tower presentation for the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
BT Tower
BT Tower
Tristin Morgan at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge
Tristin Morgan at the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge