A 19-year-old computer science student recently won the UK's second annual Cyber Security Challenge.
"Jonathan Millican emerged victorious from finals held over the weekend at the end of a six-month challenge designed to get talented people to consider a career in cyber-security," writes The Register's John Leyden. "The final showdown (Masterclass) in the Hack Idol exercise pitted six five-strong teams against each other in a series of challenges hosted by HP Labs in Bristol on Saturday."
"Millican's team finished in second spot but he caught the judges' eye as the most talented of the 30 participants, earning him the coveted overall title," Leyden writes. "Millican -- a first year student University of Cambridge originally from North Yorkshire -- has been offered sponsorship for a masters degree at Royal Holloway, University of London as a prize."
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