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Last week for SC Awards Europe entries - 8th February deadline looming

SC Awards Europe 2018 entries are still open for one more week but the final deadline for submissions is 8th February, so entries need to be completed now to give you a chance of having your successes recognised.

SC Awards Europe - entry deadline on Thursday

Judging starts next month for the SC Awards Europe 2018 - the leading Awards for the cyber-security industry. Closing date for entries is Thursday 25 January - late entries until Thursday 8 February.

Letter submitted in lawsuit alleges Uber hacked competitors' networks

A letter written on behalf of a former Uber employee contains allegations that the transportation company illegally hacked and surveilled its competitors.

Contestants launch nearly 39,000 attacks in Radware Hacker's Challenge

The first-ever US-based Radware Hacker's Challenge took place in NYC last week, daring pentesters, bug bounty hunters, and other security pros to launch attacks on a simulated network and website in a race against the clock.

Cyber-security challenge winners overcome insider threat

The Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass competition winners were announced with the overall individual winner, Mo Rahman, a 22-year-old computer science student crowned the UK's best cyber security talent of 2017.

Czech team wins Locked Shields 2017 cyber-defence exercise in Tallinn

In its eighth year now, the Locked Shields cyber-defence contest in Estonia has crowned the team from Czech Republic as the overall winners.

Students crowned UK's most talented in cyber-security

12 UK Universities compete for the cyber-crown at a competition backed by the NCSC, Leidos and NCC Group. The top three teams shared prize money of £10,000.

Fancy Bear hacks World Anti-Doping Agency

Infamous APT group, Fancy Bear, has hacked into the World Anti-Doping Agency and published the medical records of top US athletes.

Top 10 Cyber-Security Challenge UK talents chosen for European finals

The final 10 candidates who will represent the Cyber-Security Challenge UK in the European Cyber-Security Challenge (ECSC) 2016 have been chosen.

CMA cracks down on undeclared paid-for promotional tweets

The Competitions and Markets Authority has warned two companies and dozens of online personalities against tweeting paid-for promotional messages disguised as unbiased recommendations.

DARPA competition looks to AI to be cybercrooks

DARPA are starting a competition to help automate defence and see how artificial intelligence can combat cyber-threats.

Russian students come out on top at international programming finals

A trio of students from St Petersburg State University in Russia have been dubbed world champions in the 40th annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) finals.

78% of SMBs would use 'dirty tricks' to disadvantage rivals

A new marketing survey has revealed UK companies are sometimes less upstanding than we might hope when dealing with rivals, including deploying cyber sabotage techniques.

BT Tower mock cyber-investigation unveils hidden IT talents

In an effort to find the best hidden cyber-security talent, BT and the Cyber-security Challenge UK staged a mock investigation into a cyber-attack at London's BT Tower last weekend.

CyberCenturion crown goes to team from Gibraltar

CyberCenturion 2016, the competition which started with around 50 teams, was narrowed down to the final 10 who competed today at Bletchley Park for the crown.

Country's largest cyber security organisations collaborate to design cyber-security challenge

In effort to find the UK's upcoming talent, country's largest cyber security organisations collaborate to design cyber-security challenge.