Over the past two years 12,500 female pupils in schools across the UK have participated in the annual CyberFirst Girls competition to crown the UK’s most cyber-capable young women. The annual competition, organised by the National Cyber Security Centre, is designed to develop and nurture the next generation of cyber skilled professionals.
Open to girls in S2 in Scotland, aged 12-13, participants can enter in teams of up to four, along with a teacher/school mentor who will act as a guardian. The competition has two stages. The first, online phase of this year’s competition will see each team attempt to complete a series of challenges split into four categories: cryptography, cyber security, logic and coding and networking. The second phase will see the top 10 teams compete in a face-to-face grand final in Edinburgh in March 2019.
You can read further information about last year’s competition on the CyberFirst website. The competition is open between 21-28 January 2019. Schools can register interested pupils on the CyberFirst registration page.
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