The Computer Science department will be entering a team of Computer Scientists into this year’s Cyber Discovery competition. Cyber Discovery is a competition run by HM Government’s Cyber Security Division. Last year our Sixth Formers Lloyd Porter and Harry Dunn managed to reach the 3rd round whilst George Vettraino made it to the final. Over 20,000 students entered the competition and only 120 made the final. The final itself was non-competitive; rather it was a weeklong residential at the University of Birmingham where the finalists had the opportunity to study a SANS (Cyber Security Specialists) course. The course was a mixture of lectures and bespoke lab work focused around Cyber Security. As a results of completing the challenges and becoming a finalist, George had the opportunity to sit the industry qualification: SANS SEC504 Hacker, Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling, a 6 day course and 4 hour exam worth £6,500! George of course, passed with flying colours.

This year George, Lloyd and Harry will all be re-entering this year’s Cyber Discovery competition and we wish them all the best of luck!

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George Vettraino and Harry Dunn