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Challenge 1: Safeguarding Our Digital Future Challenge 2023

Challenge details
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Challenge Overview

The challenge areas have been chosen to broadly align with challenges identified by the National Cyber Security Centre as ongoing dialogue suggests they are important to our industry partners. We would ask you to think about the challenges and how you might solve a specific problem related to these areas.

The challenge areas

We are looking to identify, develop and demonstrate innovative solutions in the areas outlined below.

The combination of hardware and software that monitors and controls physical processes, such as industrial machinery and infrastructure. OT cybersecurity focuses on securing these critical systems from cyber threats that could impact safety, production, and infrastructure.

This involves safeguarding the digital assets and sensitive information of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as individuals from cyberattacks. It includes implementing security measures to prevent unauthorized access, data breaches, and other cyber threats.

The organised approach taken to manage and mitigate the aftermath of a cybersecurity incident. For SMEs and citizens, incident response includes strategies to identify, contain, eradicate, and recover from cyber incidents, minimizing potential damage and ensuring a swift recovery.

Encryption applied to the data and communications within Industrial Internet of Things (HoT) devices. This ensures that data transmitted between interconnected industrial devices and systems remains confidential and secure, protecting against unauthorized access and tampering.

Call for Action How to apply

We are looking for some key success indicators when evaluating challenge responses, including a clear articulation of the problem you are solving, a clear vision for proposed your solution, and the uniqueness or novelty of your solution.

We strongly recommend that you review the guidance documentation, processes, and videos prior to submitting your solution.

Application Guidance

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