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Government backs competition to recruit security experts




Government backs competition to recruit security experts
Government backs competition to recruit security experts



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/7638185/Government-backs-competition-to-recruit-security-experts.html 

By Claudine Beaumont
Technology Editor
Telegraph.co.uk
27 April 2010 

The competition, which has the backing of the Cabinet Office and the 
Metropolitan Police, uses a series of web-based games and challenges to 
find people with untapped analytical, forensic and programming skills.

There are fears that unless the country bolsters its ranks of computer 
security experts and analysts, it won't be able to cope with rising 
levels of cyber crime.

The Cyber Security Challenge games are designed to measure eight key 
skill areas, including network analysis and logical thinking. People who 
pass those challenges will be invited to take part in further tests to 
ascertain their suitability for a security role. Those who meet the 
requirements could be offered scholarships and training courses.

"The current system is not delivering enough skilled professionals to 
meet the cyber security challenges we face," said Judy Baker, director 
of the Cyber Security Challenge. "We have to improve the quality and 
quantity of talented people entering the profession to accommodate 
escalating requirements.

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