The winner of the second annual UK Cyber Security Challenge, supported by 7Safe education services, part of PA Consulting Group, has been awarded a place on 7Safe's leading information security certification course. PA's Alan Phillips, IT security and risk expert presented the award to Cambridge University student Jonathan Millican, who was crowned the winner having beaten thousands of talented contestants.
Additionally, several other highly popular 7Safe education prizes were awarded to finalists of the competition, who selected specialist certification courses ranging from the Certified Forensic Investigation Practitioner (CFIP) to the Certified Application Security Tester (CAST) course.
Supported by both the public and private sectors, the competition is intended to help drive the development of a larger and more dynamic cyber security workforce that is equipped with the increasingly diverse range of cyber skills required by government and businesses in order to defend UK organisations against the increasing risk of cyber attack.
Alan commented: “We are proud to continue to sponsor the challenge for the second year and to help reinforce the message that cyber threats are increasing among organisations due to a lack of skilled, trained experts working in important parts of the public and private sector. Importantly, by offering places on our specialist information security certification courses, we hope to inspire the next generation of cyber talent to protect the UK's business assets."