A cyber-security competition was held in the UK which was backed by the government. Ten teams of students took part in it, most of which were very talented coders. This was run by the Cyber-Security Challenge UK and the defense tech firm Northrop Grumman.
The students were challenged to act as cyber-security professionals at gaming companies (made-up).
And were then asked to secure the firms that they were made a part of from cyber-criminals and online security threats.
The scenario was created in order to inculcate a sense of interest for STEM subjects in young individuals so that they can develop the right skill in the area of networking, critical patching, and cyber-security defense systems. This challenge aimed to expose the youth to the potential dangers that are present in the cyber world and which they are most likely to encounter when networking in the cyber world.
Oliver Dowden who is the minister for implementation at the Cabinet Office was of the view that there is an immediate need for cyber-security professionals in today’s world which he believes is easily vulnerable to the cyber-risks. He opined that we must have the skill and knowledge to face all the problems that we might face in the cyber world. He congratulated all the participants for showing such enthusiasm towards this competition and showing interest in it.
Andrew Tyler who is the chief executive of Northrop Grumman Europe was of the opinion that creating greater awareness for the STEM subjects is the need of the hour and CyberCenturation is spread heading the efforts to promote this cause by educating the youth in this matter and enabling them to get equipped enough to solve any such problem or fight any such risk of the cyber nature.