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UK Government Announces Cyber Security Challenge

In an attempt to find the next generation of cyber security professionals, and because there are not enough cyber security professionals to go around!, the UK Government has launched the Cyber Security Challenge.

With online and face-to-face competitions, the challenge is set to highlight the profession as a career option, and encourages anyone who thinks they are up to the challenge to enter.

Prizes range from free courses, free bursaries to go to university, access to professional expertise and resources and memberships of professional bodies.

If you think you might like to try, you can enter over at cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk, they have categories in network defence, digital forensics, and an online digital treasure hunt (to be launched later in the year); the best of the best will be invited to take part in a cyber security masterclass, being devised by EADS and HP Labs, to find an overall champion.

We found this approach to raising awareness of security issues, and the skills needed to tackle them interesting, and wanted to share them with you. Good luck, if you enter.

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About Justin Bellinger

Justin is an experienced software professional, having worked in software and software security for nearly 20 years. Justin is VP of Security Products at SPAMfighter.
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