GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre is looking for the next generation of female code-breaking champions…
Registration for the 2019 CyberFirst Girls Competition opens at midday on Monday 10 December, as GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) looks to crown the next female code-breaking champions.
Currently, women make up only 11% of the global cyber workforce. However, we hope our exciting national competition will spark a lifelong interest in the girls, that could be turned into a fulfilling career in cyber security. It is an opportunity for girls to gain cyber skills, solve problems, work as a team and have fun with friends.
Find out more at https://www.cyberfirst.ncsc.gov.uk/girlscompetition/
“I really enjoyed how the competition story fitted together and was set out like a realistic cyber attack. The challenges covered skills in computing you wouldn’t ordinarily come across at school.” Odette, a student from Gloucestershire
We hope the girls in your area are excited by this competition and that it leads to an interest in this vital subject.
"Weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Please note that weeks without communications to schools are ignored and the links will go to the last week where a communication was made in this category."