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Cyber contest wins spy agency's backing

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: May 17, 2014

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GCHQ is backing a contest to find the best amateur security analysts in the UK. The Cyber Security Challenge will see applicants attempt to prevent a mock cyber attack on the UK and present their analysis to the National Crime Agency. The contest is the fifth of its kind but this is the first time it has been endorsed by the Cheltenham-based intelligence agency. Cyber security has become a topical issue with internet users in the wake of the Heartbleed bug that exposed millions of internet users' personal and sensitive data because of an encryption flaw.

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