GCHQ have created their first competition for the Cyber Security Challenge UK
Called, 'Balancing the Defence' it was created by Karl, one of our IA team, and requires competitors to manage the risks posed to a simulated government IT system by attacks from hostile states, organised criminal cyber gangs and individual hackers.
The competition will take place from Monday 1st – Monday 8th October 2012 during which time the candidates will be fully briefed on the scenario, and will be asked to submit a report with their proposed security solution.
GCHQ are a Platinum Sponsor of the Cyber Security Challenge UK who run a series of national competitions aimed at attracting talented people into the cyber security profession and informing them about cyber security careers and learning opportunities.
Now in its third year the Challenge has grown its range of competitions in an attempt to better represent the diverse skills demanded within the profession and GCHQ are proud to be contributing their first competition in addition to the advice, support and guidance they already give.
Ultimately, those who do well in various stages of this year's Challenge will be invited to attend the Challenge’s Masterclass and Awards weekend on 9th – 10th March 2013 where they will have the chance to compete for a range of career enhancing prizes. Last year’s prize pot amounted to over a £100,000 worth of bursaries, university courses, internships, training qualifications and certifications.
Cyber Security Challenge UK Press Release on the GCHQ competition: https://cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/story/205/gchq-challenges-uk-public-to-defend-government-from-cyber-attacks.php