Launched by the UK Government to help introduce cyber security as a profession to more young people, the training programme Cyber Discovery is aimed at 14-18 year olds and attracted almost 24,000 pupils to this year’s initial assessment. From there, thousands of pupils progressed through the subsequent stages, CyberStart Game and CyberStart Essentials, before the top 170 pupils, including Sam, participated in a face-to-face CyberStart Elite camp at the National Defence Academy in Shrivenham.
The competition involved completing a range of tasks in a ‘real-world’ settings, covering computer forensics and cyber investigations. At each stage, the pupils were assessed by a team of 14 professionals from the Cyber Security industry.
Chris Betts, E-Safety Coordinator at Bede’s Senior School, said, “I am delighted that Sam has been invited to take part in the National Finals. This is a very exciting opportunity, and a fantastic way for Sam to begin the new school year. We wish him the best of luck for the next stage of the competition.”