The Cyber Security Challenge Awards Ceremony on Sunday 6th March 2011 was unveiled by the RT Hon Baroness Pauline Nevelle Jones. The exciting event saw the UK’s first Cyber Security Champion and 7Safe Education awards presented to several of the competition winners,presented by 7Safe Director of Education, Richard Harris. Winners received free places on 7Safe’s latest, Advanced Web Application Security Testing (CAST) course and Certified Forensic Investigation Practitioner (CFIP) course.
The event highlighted some extremely talented individuals working in a range of occupations. A postman from Wakefield named Dan Summers won the overall award. Whilst the runner-up prize was won by a 17 year old A-level student from Cambridge named Stuart Rennie.
Cyber Security Champion Dan Summers had battled through to reach the finals, at which stage his team was challenged to develop security policies and provide advice to decision makers whilst ensuring a company’s network protection from a highly a sophisticated cyber attack.
Richard Harris, Training Director at 7Safe commented:
“7Safe have a key focus to actively encourage young talent into the Information Security Arena.We are delighted to sponsor the Cyber Security Challenge 2011, and help to inspire such talent by offering skills-development training and highly technical practical based learning. Ultimately, we hope that our valuable education-focused awards will influence key contributors involved in the future of the UK’s strategic Information Assurance. ”
7Safe are now set to participate in the 2012 Cyber Security Challenge and are hoping to become more directly involved and assist with the development of one of next year’s events.
For more information visit: https://cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/security-minister-announces-uks-first-cyber-security-champion.html