Software Engineering Students 'Capture the Flag' at National Competition

​01/06/2017

A team of students from Cardiff School of Management recently flew the flag at a national level for Cardiff Met by coming runners up in a UK cyber security competition organized by Cyber Security Challenge UK.

First year software engineering students, Jack Dabrowski and William Simmons teamed up with second year Christopher Mellor and final year Joshua Davies to take part in the Capture The Flag  (CTF) competition which was devised and run by the Whitehatters Academy and Raytheon Cyber.

The students competed against nine teams from across the UK in a series of jeopardy games and challenges, playing against security professionals and students from several other Universities including University of South Wales, Aberystwyth University and eventual winners, UWE Bristol.

Speaking about the team's success, Senior Lecturer in Networking and Data Security, Dr Chaminda Hewage said: "Congratulations to Jack, William, Christopher and Joshua for their sterling performance which saw off competition from security professionals and other Universities.

"Cyber security is in the news more than ever with the recent ransomware incident which affected the NHS and may other organizations across the world; the Department of Computing and Information Systems at Cardiff Met is working to provide in depth knowledge about cyber security to all our student cohorts."