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MIT, British counterpart, to hold cybersecurity contest

A competition to devise better cybersecurity technologies and platforms between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom will begin this fall, according to MIT. The multiday contest, dubbed “Cambridge v. Cambridge,” was announced by President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday, and would allow students to solve real-world cybersecurity challenges, MIT said in a statement. A date and location for the contest has not yet been chosen, however students would most likely travel between the campuses to compete, said Adam Conner-Simons, a spokesman for MIT.

M.G. Lee can be reached at matt.lee@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @m_g_lee.