Edinburgh Napier University has been a finalist in each year of the competition, and managed to crack more codes this year than any other university, while creating an innovative cipher.
The team will receive their award on 13 March 2015 at a grand event in London, attended by many computer security leaders in the UK.
Along with other students providing support.
The award continues to showcase the lead that the university has in the area of Cyber Security, including being one of the first four universities to have full GCHQ certification for their MSc in Advanced Security and Digital Forensics.
The other finalists where RHUL (Royal Holloway), Teesside, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Bristol and Sunderland.
Prof Bill Buchanan says: "We are all so proud of our amazing students, and that we have some of the best students around, especially as it confirms our leadership for our GCHQ-certified MSc. I have personally never seen such dedication of students, and in them have such fun in working together to solve complex puzzles."
Here are some of ENU’s solutions:
The team also managed to partially crack most of the other ciphers too.
If you are interested … here’s ENU cipher:
And related video: http://youtu.be/5SCirDE8Nkw