Ever considered how your knowledge of coding and Raspberry Pi devices could be used to fight cyber crime? Maybe now is the time to start following a new competition from the Cyber Security Challenge UK – a not for profit, government-backed initiative to find the cyber defenders of the future.
Last Saturday, 25 competitors took part in our latest face-to-face cyber battle - the Sophos Wireless Forensics Challenge. During the day, participants took control of Raspberry Pi devices to fly helicopter drones through command scripting (check out the video here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHphExOFfV4) and perform wireless pen testing to explore security vulnerabilities.
That was our idea for how to use the Raspberry Pi in a test of cyber security skill. What’s yours?
The Sophos Raspberry Pi Cyber-Crime Challenge is now calling on you to submit ideas for new ways to use the single-board computer to test cyber security skills of the UK public. The winning idea will be built with support of the facilities and experts at Sophos and used in a future Challenge competition. Other prizes on offer include Raspberry Pi development kits, controllable devices such as drones and tablet computers.
Whether you have developed a prototype or simply have an idea that you think could work in our Cyber Security Challenge competitions, we would love to see it. Please send your full details, including any images and plans to: firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to win.
More details of other Challenge competitions to test your security skills can be found here - https://cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/virtuals.php