Posted on 13/10/2011
The UK Cyber Security Challenge is a series of national online games and competitions that will test the cyber security abilities of individuals and teams from every walk of life. It is designed to excite and inspire anyone considering a career in the cyber security industry. RHUL are one of the sponsors of the challenge and was a founding member of consortium back in 2009, working with the consortium throughout 2010. Fred Piper served on the board during this time and Allan Tomlinson served on the competitions committee who devised the competitions and set the assessment criteria
The Challenge will identify talented individuals capable of becoming part of the UK's cyber security profession now and in the future. To find out more about the challenges please click here There are a number of prizes on offer for winners of the challenges, including a place on the MSc Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London or an opportunity to attend lectures at RHUL in block mode (over a one week period) .
There is currently availability on the following challenges:
(1) DC3 Challenge (Forensics) : registration closes on the 22nd November but there are unlimited spaces available.
(2) SANS Packet Capture Analysis Game 4: registration closes on the 17th October with the playing date being the 19th; there are 800+ spaces available.
(3) SANS Packet Capture Analysis Game 5: registration closes as above, with the playing date being the 20th; there are 900+ spaces available.
(4) SAIC Penetration Test Game 4: playing date 5th December; registration is now full but there is a waiting list.
For further details of the competition, please click here to send an email to Cyber Security Challenge.