Registrations for online competitions for information security management, business continuity management and information risk management open today.

These are new initiatives from the Cyber Security Challenge and InfoSec Skills are specifically aimed at business professionals without a technical background and are intended to develop online security skills to protect their businesses.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT,  the top scorers in each challenge across all rounds will produce three winners who will each win a five-day eLearning course of their choice, and the official BCS exam resulting in a career enabling BCS professional certificate.

Also as part of the challenge, the top ten scorers from these three challenges, across all nine rounds, will produce 30 contestants, who will be invited to a face-to-face challenge in February 2014. Contestants may then move onto the Master Class in March, with a chance of becoming the new 2014 Cyber Champion.

Terry Neal, CEO of InfoSec Skills, said: “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.”

Registration opens today and can be accessed here. The online competitions will take place from 9:00am on Monday 22nd April.