in Defence / Security

Dstl wins against commercial teams in IET Awards

Posted 26 November 2018 · Add Comment

A team at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has received an award for their work in cybersecurity, with the Dstl Cyber Card Game winning the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) award in the cyber security category, sponsored by Fraser-Nash Consulting.



Above: The cyber-card game developed Dstl.
Courtesy Dstl


Comedian Sally Phillips presented the Awards to winners chosen from more than 350 entries at a special event earlier this month.

The Dstl entry uses ‘gamification science’ – a card-game-based approach to teach about cyber security without them needing any technical expertise, or even a computer. People being trained are asked to work together as a team to attack a fictional organisation, using and obtaining access, hidden information and other resources, and in doing so they gain a deeper understanding of how to protect an organisation from cyber-attack.

In just two hours, the Cyber Card Game approach provides in-depth training suitable for both employees and senior managers. As the game only uses open source, abstracted attack techniques, there is no security classification associated.

The lead scientist at Dstl, said: "We were up against commercial companies so this award demonstrates how Dstl’s work is competitive in this field. The card game was a result of many months of hard work by the team.

"It increases education and awareness of the fundamentals of cyber-security. This area is of growing importance and we must be ahead of the curve when it comes to looking at the risks for defence and for wider security."

Around 80% of cyber breaches can be accounted for by the lack of implementation of cyber fundamentals, like being able to avoid basic phishing attacks. The Cyber Card Game is advertised for licence at no cost through Dstl’s Easy Access IP scheme

A spokesperson from the IET Cyber Security Award judging panel said: "Congratulations on winning one of our 2018 IET Innovation Awards! You were recognised as a cut above our incredibly competitive shortlist and we hope you will enjoy your win as much as we enjoyed judging all the wonderful entries."


 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Loganair awarded Derry to Stansted PSO route

Loganair has been selected as the new operator for the Public Service Obligation (PSO) contract to secure Derry’s sole air service to London, following the weekend’s news that previous operator flybmi has entered insolvency.

Teacher engineers herself a career change

One young woman from Ballyclare has engineered herself a new career.

IATA releases 2018 Airline Safety Performance data

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term but an increase in accidents compared to

PTC and IFS partner on field service management for A&D

IFS and PTC today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for a strategic collaboration expected to increase value for customers who differentiate their brand on service excellence and asset readiness across

T1 trainer makes first flight at RAF Valley

The first flight of the Texan T1 training aircraft has been completed at RAF Valley.

NSC extends JSCSC service

Simulation, training and consultancy specialist NSC is to stretch its unbroken service to the UK Defence Academy’s Joint Services Command and Staff College (JSCSC) beyond the 21-year mark.

ODU 0201311219
See us at
Airborne ISR & C2 Battle ManagementAviation Africa 2019SMIFAVWS BT1302060619