Cyber-security bootcamp to train future experts

Cyber-security leaders around the UK are headed to De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) starting today for an event run by Cyber Security Challenge UK, to help train future experts with core skills needed to face many of the existing security risks that businesses combat today.

This year's Cyber Development Camp will last three days for civilians and military personnel that want to join the growing cyber-security industry. Members will be put on a series of scenarios that will include tracking the flaws in web applications, how attackers can access sensitive data as well as learning how multi-nationals have contended with threat.

“The Development Camp will give delegates the chance to see what it's really like to work as a professional in this sector and what's involved in defending the UK from ever-growing cyber-attacks,” says Stephanie Daman, CEO, Cyber Security Challenge UK.

Training will be directed by companies such as the National Grid, BAE, British Telecom, InfoSec Skills. DMU's Cyber Security Centre and the Software Technology Research Laboratory will also place teams in the event.

During the camp, delegates will take their first professional qualification, the Foundation Certificate in Information Security (FCIS) exam, free of charge, courtesy of InfoSec Skills and their examination providers the Global Certification Institute (GCI). 

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