Are you a girl interested in learning more about cyber security?
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are working hard to get more girls interested in a career in cyber security. The CyberFirst Girls Competition provides a fun but challenging environment to inspire the next generation of young women to consider a career in cyber security.
What is the competition?
The competition is a team event, with each one made up of 4 female students from Year 8 in England and Wales, Year 9 in Northern Ireland and S2 in Scotland.
It consists of three distinct phases:
- the online qualifying round to identify the top teams in each home nation and English region
- the semi-final where teams will battle it out in their areas to qualify for a place in the Grand Final
- the Grand Final where the top ten teams drawn from the regions in England, and from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will gather to compete for the title of UK CyberFirst Girls Competition Winners.
Whatever your ability, from beginner to expert, the CyberFirst Girls Competition is an opportunity to learn something new about cyber security.
When is it?
1200 (noon) 25th January - 1200 (noon) 3rd February 2021 - online qualifying round
12th March 2021 - Semi-final
26th April 2021 - Grand Final
Who is eligible?
If you are a female student in S2, you can enter!
Find out more information and enter the online qualifier round.
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CyberFirst, a part of the NCSC, aims to provide a range of free educational events to inspire and enthuse students to study computing and cyber security. The events are available to students age between 11 - 17.
To find more about CyberFirst, click here