Chris Underhill studied Physics at Trinity, graduating in summer 2020. He is now a Global Markets Strategist for Goldman Sachs. As 1o Trinity students prepare for this year’s global ethical hacking competition, C2C-CTF, on 6 December, Chris reflects on the challenges and benefits of cyber security events where participants must uncover secret codes known as ‘flags’ hidden in websites, embedded in servers, or locked behind vulnerable software applications.
In two weeks 204 participants in the #TrinTogether Lockdown2 Sports Challenge clocked up 1003 hours of exercise – in Cambridge, the Fens, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany New York, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
For an academic who can foresee the potentially catastrophic consequences on society of a sustained cyber security attack, Professor Frank Stajano is surprisingly upbeat.
Whether you do online yoga, workout in your room, walk the dog, run, cycle or somersault– it all counts towards the Trinity College Lockdown2 Sports Challenge!