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UWE hosts cyber security training camp

UWE’s press office reports that the university is hosting a training camp designed for students interested in careers in cyber security.

hoodie at keyboardThe camp, which takes place from 10-12th October, offers an opportunity to learn about cyber defence from experienced professionals.

Around 40 candidates will spend three days living on site where they will get an insight into the cyber security industry, with a series of security exercises and workshops developed by organisations including HP, the National Crime Agency, CERT UK, BT, BAE IA, Sophos, Whitehatters Academy, CompTIA, Infosec Skills, Grillatech, ANG2 Consulting, IISP and CREST.

On the first day HP will welcome candidates to their labs where they will provide ethical hacking activities. They will work on a series of technical challenges catering for all abilities.

The second day will be held at UWE’s Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC) and include a session on ethics from the National Crime Agency, whilst the third day will concentrate on careers.

Dr David Coward, UWE’s Head of Computer Science and Creative Technologies, said, “This is a fantastic opportunity. With only 40 students involved and some major organisations taking part, it’s a perfect opportunity for our students to gain access to key companies in the field.”

The candidates will also receive advice on interview techniques, social media networking and CV writing.

This camp is the second in a series of university Insight Camps to to be held this year: later camps follow in early 2016 in Greenwich and Edinburgh; to register your interest in these, please visit the Cyber Security Challenge website.