GCU aims to be Cyber University of the Year

30 September 2016

The competition is organised by Cyber Security Challenge UK

The competition is organised by Cyber Security Challenge UK

A team of students from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) will put its skills to the test at the Scottish University Cyber Challenge in Edinburgh this weekend.

The team − at various levels on the BEng Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking; and the BSc Cyber Security and Networks programmes − will take part in two days of cyber challenges, pitting themselves against other universities in the hope of being crowned Cyber University of the Year.

The challenges have been created by companies BT and BAE Systems, with participating teams also receiving talks from Skyscanner and Digital Connections.

The participating GCU students are Cameron Struthers, Lewis Moore, Tamer Everson and Gideon Curry.

Dr Jackie Riley, Assistant Head of Department within GCU’s School of Engineering and Built Environment, said: “Taking part in the challenge and representing the University is a great opportunity for the students.  It gives them the platform to demonstrate their skills in front of peers and potential employers, and you can never tell what doors could be opened through that.

“I would encourage all students to be challenged by experiences where they will be pushed beyond their comfort zone, and see just what they can achieve by aiming high.”