The competition aims to help businesses develop online security skills

InfoSec Skills launch cyber security competitions

InfoSec Skills will launch competitions testing IT security skills of business leaders as part of the Cyber Security Challenge.

InfoSec, an organisation providing computer security training to businesses, will give entrants the change to test their skills across a range of information security governance, risk and compliance subjects.

The competitions, part of the Cyber Security Challenge UK's programme of competitions to identify cyber security talent, will test entrants on Information Security Management, Business Continuity Management and Information Risk Management (accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT). 

InfoSec said that the challenges are aimed at entrants who are not technically inclined but wish to pursue a cyber security career, or gain recognition of their skills in information security governance.

The top scorers in each challenge, across all rounds, will produce three winners who will each win a five day eLearning course and the official BCS exam resulting in a BCS professional certification.

Adam Thilthorpe, director of Professionalism at BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, said: “This is a great innovative approach to raising awareness of the career opportunities in cyber security while giving entrants the opportunity to gain a credible and internationally recognised professional certificate.”

The top 30 contestants in the challenges will be invited to a face-to-face challenge next February, with the opportunity to enter the Master Class in March and eventually compete for the title of 2014 Cyber Champion. 

“Not only does this open up the Challenge to non-technical candidates but it also showcases careers and potential job roles in information security that young people may not be aware of,” said Terry Neal, InfoSec Skills CEO.

Further information:

Competitions will begin at 9am on April 22nd. Register for the challenge here

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