The bad guys are organised, so we have to be too
“The UK is one of the world’s leading digital nations. Much of our prosperity now depends on our ability to secure our technology, data and networks from the many threats we face. Yet cyber attacks are growing more frequent, sophisticated and damaging when they succeed. So we are taking decisive action to protect both our economy and the privacy of UK citizens…this includes a drive to get the best young minds into cyber security.”
- The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer
The Inter-ACE Programme
The Inter-ACE Challenge is the biggest cyber security competition for university students in the UK. Organised by the University of Cambridge, and supported by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Cabinet Office, the Inter-ACE Programme exists to encourage the best young minds into cyber security and is part of HM Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021.
The Inter-ACE competition is supported by a year-round programme of training and events, including online competitions and workshops, which expose students to the concepts and skills needed to compete and ultimately enter the cyber profession. In total, a community of 300+ enthusiastic students take part in the Inter-ACE Programme every year, and the winners of the Inter-ACE competition automatically qualify for the Cambridge2Cambridge, a 3-day transatlantic cyber challenge, later in the year.