Cyber Security Challenge Sees Amateurs Coming Up

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Cyber Security Challenge Sees Amateurs Coming Up

A series of competition saw amateur cyber champions coming up and defending the systems from hacking by setting up firewalls and destroying computer contaminants and malware.

These competitions were not just mere games, they were more, and they were a move behind finding talent. The country's demand to such talents has increased drastically, and they need such cyber sleuths who can protect the systems from being hacked and the after consequences.

The demand of cyber security sector has risen to a subsequently higher level. The number of cyber sleuths already available is not enough to meet the demand. This can lead to the creation of a skills gap. This gap can adversely affect the country's economic growth. It can decline the future economy.

The cyber security challenge was a move to bridge the gap. The challenge saw thousands of participants coming forward to check out their capabilities at a series of tests designed and created by companies such as UK defense contractor QinetiQ and data security firm Sophos.

A 19-year-old University student Jonathan Millican proved his capabilities and worth above all. He was awarded with the title of UK's `Cyber Security Champion'. The judges were impressed by his level of knowledge, and stated that it was more than his age kid is expected to have. According to the judges, the kid showed great leadership and strong technical abilities. The student has also been awarded a paid follow-up Masters Degree at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The challenge lasted for six-months and saw its end at the award ceremony held at Bristol. It was able to attract many talented people who could serve for cyber defense industry.

The cyber defense faces high-profile attacks; the last week saw the arrest of six men, of which two were from UK, who were accused of computer hacking, thus affecting one million people. The attack was prompted by the Anonymous hacking group.


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