LSE Law students succeed in Cybersecurity Challenge

20 February 2020


Three teams of LSE Law students brought major success back to the Department in the annual national Cybersecurity Competition the 9/12 Cybersecurity Challenge. The teams, all made up of undergraduates, competed with teams from across the UK and successfully reached the last 17 finalists who were invited to a two day finals event at the BT Tower in London on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 February. There they dealt with scenarios involving a series of fictitious cybersecurity challenges for the UK Government and presented to panels of expert judges both written and oral recommendations to deal with the imagined threat. Two teams "Networked Community" and "Seriously Serious Policy Advisors" made the overall semi-finals with "Networked Community" placing fourth overall. "Networked Community" also won the prize for Most Creative Policy Response and "Seriously Serious Policy Advisors" won the prize for Best Social Media Engagement. Congratulations to all the students and coaches involved.