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Cyber-security challenge winners overcome insider threat

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The  Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass competition winners were announced Tuesday  night  with the overall individual winner, Mo Rahman, a 22-year-old computer science student crowned the UK’s best cybersecurity talent of 2017, while the winning team was, Daman, including Caroline Haigh, David, Harrison Speight, Joshua Green, Justin Rowley, and Thomas Steven Brook – plus one entrant who does not wish to be identified. 

The 42 finalists – including six contestants from Cyber Security Challenge Singapore – had won through a year of online and face-to-face qualifying rounds to reach the grand finale of the challenge where they had to lead the defence in an industrial-style simulated Security Operating Centre (SOC) against a simulated cyber-attack on fictional shipping company and its fleet.

In what organisers described as an ultra-realistic three-day competition, the scenarios were created by BT, in partnership with Airbus, Cisco and De Montfort University and supported by Checkpoint, Darktrace, National Crime Agency, Bank of England and 4 Pump Court

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Article Credit: SC Media UK

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