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Student tech stars compete in Southampton for Higher Education Cyber Challenge

Published: 18 March 2019
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Students from across the country faced 50 cyber security challenges during HECC 2019.

Talented tech students descended on the University of Southampton's School of Electronics of Computer Science to contend for one of the UK's foremost inter-university cyber security competitions.

Teams faced 50 challenges ranging from hacking websites to reverse engineering in the Higher Education Cyber Challenge, which was hosted in the University's new Software Projects Laboratory.

The one-day competition drew over 100 students from universities that hold Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research status or run GCHQ-certified cyber degrees.

It aimed to inspire young tech enthusiasts into the cyber security sector, while also honing the skills of those who already have a strong aptitude for ethical hacking and helping them meet like-minded individuals and potential employers.

Team '0x434343' from Cardiff University gathered the most points from available 'flags' in the contest to top the leaderboard, while Southampton students in the 'Sudo-nt' team finished a respectable fifth out of 26 teams overall.

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