What is CyberCenturion?

CyberCenturion is a national cyber education initiative for 12-18 year-olds in the UK. The program is designed to excite, educate and motivate students to pursue further education and careers in STEM and cybersecurity, which helps to build a diverse talent pool to supply the UK’s workforce needs.


Its objective is to deliver an inspirational competitive education experience, which provides: 

  • practical learning about cyber in the real world 
  • development of technical and employability skills that are useful in any industry 
  • motivation to pursue Cyber/STEM subjects and careers 

CyberCenturion is now in its eighth year and this is the first year that STEM Learning is running the competition.  


Your mission for CyberCenturion VIII is to ensure secure communications and controls for autonomous systems. Autonomous systems include uncrewed aircraft and helicopters to self driving vehicles. There are many applications for autonomous systems, from national security to disaster relief and even refueling satellites in space or guiding rovers on Mars. In all cases, it is critical that the control and communication of these systems remains secure – a key future role for those working in cyber security.


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CyberCenturion is brought to the UK by Northrop Grumman

Who can take part?

The competition is played by teams of four (with one reserve) and must have one responsible adult over 18 (Team Leader), who is the contact between the team and STEM Learning.

There are two age categories: junior (12-14 years) and senior (15-18 years).

Both age categories also include the following streams to encourage diversity and inclusion: 

  • all boys team 
  • all girls team 
  • mixed gender team 
  • cadets team (armed forces cadets) 


How can I sign up?

You can sign up by completing the registration form here.


CyberCenturion is the UK version of the proven CyberPatriot competition, part of a global youth cyber STEM education programme created by the Air Force Association and presented by Northrop Grumman.