GCHQ supports Cyber Security Challenge UK's 2015 Masterclass
13 Nov 2014 03:02 PM
Cyber security experts from BT, GCHQ, the National Crime Agency, Lockheed Martin, Juniper and Airbus Group will design a cyber terrorist attack simulation specifically to test the skills of UK amateur online defenders. The attack will form the Cyber Security Challenge UK’s 2015 Masterclass final , the culmination of almost a year’s worth of nationwide competitions to identify new talent for the cyber security profession and address a critical skills shortage that affects government bodies, businesses and citizens alike.
The 42 finalists will spend two days in March investigating and preventing simulated attacks by a cyber terrorist group aiming to cause real world damage that could bring physical harm to citizens in central London.
Many of the places in the final are still available. To qualify, candidates must register with the Challenge and prove their talent by playing one or more of the upcoming virtual qualifier competitions.