Trinity students show off their digital prowess in competition run by the Met Police

Co-curricular | 25th November 2020

Two Trinity students, Abdullah Khan and Cai Edwards, recently took part in the Matrix Challenge, a cybersecurity competition run by the Met Police and the Police Cyber Crime Unit.

Abdullah did especially well and was in the Top 20 for the London area, says Mrs Roberts.

The Matrix Challenge is a free, cyber skills competition open to 11 to 17 year olds in the UK. The first stage is a digital game, which tests knowledge of the Computer Misuse Act and how to stay safe online.

Being amongst the top 20 performers in thousands of students who entered in Greater London is quite some achievement. The regional semi-final was delayed due to the pandemic, and was set to take place aboard the HMS President, a retired warship on the Thames, and Abdullah is awaiting further instructions.

Nationally, over 65,000 students took part in this rigorous competition which involved a series of online tests, consisting of multiple cyber security and programming-based challenges.  Some involved decryption, such as decoding an encrypted message, whilst others were focused on being safe with technology.

Well done to Abdullah and Cai!