The sounds of hushed voices and hurried keyboard strokes filled the room. Lines of code flickered across screens. Beads of sweat formed on foreheads. A group of cyber terrorists were gearing up for an attack on Central London, and the only thing in their way? A team of amateur security agents — could they neutralise the threat in time?
This (thankfully fictional) scenario faced the finalists of the Cyber Security Challenge as they vied to become this year’s champion. Working aboard the HMS Belfast across two days, the contestants split into teams in an attempt to take down the terrorists….