The Inter-ACE Cyber Challenge 2017 is made possible with the support of the Cabinet Office, the National Cyber Security Centre, and platinum sponsors Leidos and NCC Group. The competition infrastructure is provided by Leidos, based on their CyberNEXS training platform.


Information is a critical business asset. An asset that depends on protection by competent system administrators experienced in real-world environments and threats. As it becomes increasingly difficult to keep a network secure, maintaining the level of cyber competency among the current and future workforce is imperative. A cyber-defense curriculum and live trainers that quantify a student's performance are essential to the survival of our "Information Age" critical assets.

The CyberNEXS platform provides customers with an expandable, virtual platform for cyber security training, exercises, and competitions. The platform offers a secure virtual environment in which to assess network and system attack-and-defend, forensics, and penetration strategies. This environment gives users the ability to tactically test, evaluate, and train for current and next generation threats using scenario-based exercises.

NCC Group

NCC Group is a global expert in cyber security and risk mitigation, working with businesses to protect their brand, value and reputation against the ever-evolving threat landscape.  With our knowledge, experience and global footprint, we are best placed to help businesses identify, assess, mitigate & respond to the risks they face.  We are passionate about making the Internet safer and revolutionising the way in which organisations think about cyber security.  Headquartered in Manchester, UK, with over 35 offices across the world, NCC Group employs more than 2,000 people and is a trusted advisor to 15,000 clients worldwide.