Taking place in BT Tower, London over two days in February, the competition will see UK University student teams compete in a cyber strategy and policy event that will not only test their understanding of the technology and strategy challenge they are faced with, but also their ability to present solutions to senior government and industry stakeholders on their options in the face of an escalating cyber security crisis.
Commenting on techUK’s support for the competition Talal Rajab, techUK’s Head of Cyber and National Security, said: “techUK is delighted to be supporting the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge. The cyber skills shortage is a well known problem, with a recent parliamentary report urging government to address the growing UK cyber security skills gap. Much of the work done in this space to date, however, has focused on growing technical skills and capabilities.
That is why initiatives like the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge are so important, as they focus on developing “soft skills” like strategy, policy analysis and presentational skills that are also in short supply in the sector.”
Pete Cooper, Director of the Competition said “Comprehensive solutions to our cyber security challenges require us to build and nurture a cyber security workforce that spans both technical and non-technical skills with the ability to translate across disciplines. We thank techUK for their support in helping us inspire and create opportunities for the next generation of cyber security leaders.”