The Yorkshire and Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit have launched the Matrix Challenge 2019 at Bradford Grammar School.
The Matrix Challenge is aimed at Children and young people aged between 11 and 17 years old. Anyone receiving their education in the Yorkshire and Humber Region are eligible to enter.
The Challenge tests player’s cyber skills, educates them on the computer misuse act and also helps them develop a better understanding of online safety. Last year Bradford Grammar School pupil Angela Wong was the overall winner in the 11 to 14 year old category.
Detective Sergeant Shelton Newsham who is leading the Challenge said: “Angela was a fantastic contestant last year and was a deserved winner. It’s fitting we return to Bradford Grammar to launch this year’s competition.”
Angela said: “The Matrix Challenge is different to what I had learnt in school, I had to use a different way of thinking and how to make everything secure. It was fun as well!”
The challenge ends on Friday 24 May. Those successful in this year’s challenge will be invited to a live final at the beginning of July. Finalist’s will complete challenges designed by the industry, providing an opportunity to showcase their skills to Cyber security leads.
To take part in this year’s challenge visit www.matrix-challenge.uk.
“BGS pupil Angela was a fantastic contestant last year and was a deserved winner. It’s fitting we return to Bradford Grammar to launch this year’s competition.”