The Duke of York met with the CyberFirst Girls Competition 2018 Finalists at Buckingham Palace on 2 May, 2018.
HRH discussed with the finalists some of the competition challenges.
CyberFirst is inspired and led by NCSC, part of GCHQ. The programme provides opportunities for 11 to 17 year olds to explore and build their cyber security skills whilst in secondary education.
The CyberFirst Girls Competition is made up of two distinct phases. Phase One involves teams of up to four girls, aged 12 and 13 years attempt a series of online challenges. This year, specialists from GCHQ and the National Cyber Security Centre devised 170 challenges across three levels of difficulty. Over seven days, 220,000 answers were submitted by 4,500 girls and only 14 of the challenges remained unsolved. Phase Two saw the top 10 teams from the online round invited to attend a Grand Final at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester on 18th and 19th March.
To find out more about the CyberFirst Girls Competition click here.