National Cyber Security Centre
Girls impress judges in national final of cyber security contest
TEENAGE cyber sleuths who travelled to London from all over the country have been praised for their security skills after impressing judges with their code-cracking abilities at a UK final.
37 girls representing 10 teams came to the historic Lancaster House in the heart of Westminster to pit their technological wits against girls from other schools from across the country at the national final on Monday 27 March.
The CyberFirst Girls competition was organised by the National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ, and saw more than 8,000 young women aged 13-15 from across the UK enter online heats in teams of three or four. The contest was created to raise more awareness of careers in cyber security amongst girls, because only 10% of the global workforce is female.
The finalists came from;
The Queen’s School - Imogen, Ellen, Katelyn and Polyanna
Hampstead, Greater London
Henrietta Barnett School - Jess, Beth, Maddie, Miranda
Lancaster Girls Grammar School - Emily, Evie and Lauren
George Heriot’s School - Grace, Heather, Kate and Ciara
Tiffin Girls School - Bronte, Katie and Cordelia
Oxford High School - Becky, Alice and Elizaveta
Kings of Wessex School - Sarah, Amelia, Jennifer and Tilly
South Wilts Grammar School - Amy, Holly, Megan and Sophia
Pershore High School - Lucy, Milly, Ella and Alice
Hanley Castle High School - Emily, Alex, Libby and Hannah
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