The first regional cyber event from Cyber Security Challenge UK will take place on Friday 4th July 10am – 5pm at Bucks New University, High Wycombe, Bucks

The Cyber Security Challenge UK, a series of national and inspirational competitions aimed at attracting talented people into the cyber security profession, will host its first ever regional cyber event in July to bring the excitement of the industry to UK’s next potential recruits. The daylong event brings together cyber security employers from the UK to highlight the range of roles open to new talent.

It is targeted at anyone with an interest in the sector including school pupils in their final year or those that have just left, as well as students in further education, and those of all ages looking to move into a career in cyber security.

As well as a careers fair supported by Challenge sponsors and regional businesses, the Challenge event on 4th July will also include:

A Morning Session:

Seminar for local SMEs wanting to discover more about the cyber security threats facing them and solutions to help protect their company. Participants to this free event will find information on related government initiatives, including advice and guidance on ways to safeguard their business.

An Afternoon Session:

Seminar for girls and women considering a Cyber Security role, from those already in the industry to share knowledge and experience, network and mentor. Any individual or organisation interested in supporting the recruitment and retention of women in cyber security is encouraged to take part.

All Day Drop In Session:

Cyber Security Challenge UK – including a guide to what it takes to play and succeed in its yearlong mixtures of virtual competitions and face to face cyber real world scenarios.

The Cyber Security Challenge UK was set up in 2010 to bring in talented people to address a critical skills shortage that affects government bodies, businesses and citizens alike. Now in its 5th year of competition it has grown from a few games run by a small group of supporters from industry, government and academia incorporate a far wider and more diverse range of challenge.

It also now incorporates a schools specific challenge, and is backed by over 75 sponsors from across government, industry and academia. With sponsor support the Challenge has handed out over £200,000 of career enabling prizes to over 100 of the UK’s leading amateur cyber defenders.

Further information on the Challenge and the competitions it runs can be found here –

For more information and to book your place either as delegate or an exhibitor, please contact[email protected]