2 March 2018
A team from NHS Digital's Digital Delivery Centre (DDC) has won Splunk's public sector 'Boss of the SOC' awards in an event that saw eight teams from across government in England take part.
The competition sets groups against each other with a series of questions of varying difficulty, testing their knowledge of both data security and the Splunk software2. Billed as a blue team, 'capture the flag' event, the scenarios emulate real security incidents, based on the competition creators' own experience in the field.
The team, from across NHS Digital's Digital Delivery Centre, were crowned successful after four hours of intense competition on Thursday, February 22, finishing an hour before their deadline.
Andrew Meyer, Programme Director of the Digital Delivery Centre at NHS Digital, said: "Every day sees our teams in the centre challenged, working across different platforms for a wide range of national projects. Data security is one of the most important and so it is great to see our staff doing so well in an event like this.
"While competitions like these are a light-hearted way of showcasing our abilities, they play a very real part in testing our software engineers and I am delighted that they have been rewarded for all their hard work, developing and honing their skills every day."
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